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Tomorrow will be better : surviving Nazi Germany

Author: Walter Meyer; Matt Valentine
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How does a young German who has been a member of the Hitler Youth and has competed in Nazi-organized athletic competitions become, over the span of two years, an eighty-pound, tuberculosis-stricken concentration camp escapee?
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biografía
Named Person: Walter Meyer; Walter Meyer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Meyer; Matt Valentine
ISBN: 0826212174 9780826212177
OCLC Number: 40489085
Description: xviii, 201 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Prologue --
The old country --
From altar boy to inmate --
Solitary confinement --
The Holy Trinity and the blood brothers --
Will today be the day? --
A taste of freedom --
Coming home --
Last Rites --
New flags, new borders --
Leaving home --
The secret handshake --
Sailor and Artist --
Stowaway --
The new world.
Responsibility: Walter Meyer ; with the editorial assistance of Matt Valentine.

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This memoir leads readers from one harrowing moment to the next and gives insight into the climate in Germany both during and after World War II. Meyer's experience as a non-Jewish survivor of a Nazi  Read more...

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"Walter Meyer is a remarkable, courageous man who survived the horror of Nazi Germany and made America his home. His considerable charm and talent shine through in this wonderful biography." Ann Read more...

 
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