German Boy: A Child in War
As the third Reich crumbled in 1945, scores of Germans fled the advancing Russians troops. Among them, a little boy and his family found themselves ... Show synopsis As the third Reich crumbled in 1945, scores of Germans fled the advancing Russians troops. Among them, a little boy and his family found themselves in war-torn Strasbourg before being forced into a disease-ridden refugee camp. The true story of their fight for survival, this book documents the young Wolfgang Samuel's harsh and terrifying experiences as, for reasons he is too young to understand, he encounters arbitary arrest, rape, hunger and constant fear. With the resilience only children can muster, Wolfgang maintained his youth and innocence in little ways - befriending other little refugees, playing with shrapnel, and delighting in the planes flown by Americans. Bringing fresh insight to the dark history of Nazi Germany and the horror left in its wake, this book offers a recollection of an innocent's incredible journey.