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German boy : a refugee's story

Author: Wolfgang W E Samuel; Stephen E Ambrose
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2000.
Series: Willie Morris books in memoir and biography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the Third Reich young Wolfgang Samuel and his family are content but alone. The father, a Luftwaffe officer, is away fighting the Allies in the West. In 1945 as Berlin and nearby communities crumble, young Wolfgang, his mother Hedy, and his little sister Ingrid flee the advancing Russian army. They have no inkling of the chaos ahead. The boy and his mother must prevail over hunger and despair, or die. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Personal narratives
Named Person: Wolfgang W E Samuel
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang W E Samuel; Stephen E Ambrose
ISBN: 1578062748 9781578062744
OCLC Number: 43385318
Notes: Continued by: Coming to Colorado.
Description: xv, 357 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: January 1945 --
Flight from Sagan --
The train --
161 Schönhauser Allee, Berlin --
A town called Strasburg --
A brave German soldier --
The face of death --
Surrender --
The Americans --
The Russians --
Messenger of death --
The list --
A winter nightmare --
Summer 1946 --
Escape to the West --
The Trauen barracks --
Refugee life --
Winter of despair --
Return of the Americans --
Sergeant Leo Ferguson --
Baker's apprentice --
Looking west --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Willie Morris books in memoir and biography.
Responsibility: Wolfgang W.E. Samuel ; with a foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose.

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