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Unlikely warrior : a Jewish soldier in Hitler's army

Author: Georg Rauch
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, [2015] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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"A YA memoir of an 18-year old part-Jewish youth who, despite his heritage, is drafted into Hitler's army and sent to serve on the Russian front"--
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Young adult books
Biographies
Juvenile literature
Personal narratives, Jewish Juvenile literature
Personal narratives, Jewish
Personal narratives
Named Person: Georg Rauch; Georg Rauch; Georg Rauch
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georg Rauch
ISBN: 9780374301422 0374301425 9780374302771 0374302774 9781250073709 1250073707
OCLC Number: 896806693
Notes: Previously published as The Jew with the Iron Cross : a record of survival in WWII Russia. New York : iUniverse, 2006.
Description: xxi, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Secrets in the attic --
The journey east --
Introduction to the trenches --
The hardest thing --
Marianovka --
the first battle --
According to Haas --
A true Russian winter --
Into Romania --
Long hot summer on the Dniester --
Romanian respite --
The Iron Cross --
The last battle --
In Russian hands --
The events at Balti --
Kiev --
Pushkin's request --
Encounter with a spoon --
The reluctant spy --
The German plot --
Homeward --
Vienna --
End of the odyssey.
Responsibility: Georg Rauch ; translated from the German by Phyllis Rauch.
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As a young adult in wartime Vienna, Georg Rauch helped his mother hide dozens of Jews from the Nazis behind false walls in their top-floor apartment and arrange for their safe transport out of the  Read more...

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"An exceptionally well-written account of unimaginable hardship, it's also an engaging read that serves as powerful testimony to the insanity of war and the human will to survive." - "Publishers Read more...

 
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