A Journey on My Own: A Youth from Hitler's Germany Strives to Claim His American Identity

A Journey on My Own: A Youth from Hitler's Germany Strives to Claim His American Identity

by Eric H. Vieler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761848347

ISBN-13: 9780761848349

Pub. Date: 11/10/2009

Publisher: Hamilton Books

A Journey on My Own tells the story of Eric Vieler, born in America but raised in Hitler's Germany, where he saw the persecution of Jewish neighbors and experienced the bombing of cities. After being expelled from a Nazi-run academy, he crossed battle lines to reach his home. On Easter 1945, he encountered American troops, became their interpreter, and witnessed

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A Journey on My Own tells the story of Eric Vieler, born in America but raised in Hitler's Germany, where he saw the persecution of Jewish neighbors and experienced the bombing of cities. After being expelled from a Nazi-run academy, he crossed battle lines to reach his home. On Easter 1945, he encountered American troops, became their interpreter, and witnessed fierce fighting. He joined British occupation forces, doing a variety of jobs for food as compensation. Vieler's quest for his American identity was fulfilled when he was repatriated to America at age fifteen, but thoughts of independence were thwarted when, due to his age, he was required to attend public school. Although he held after-school jobs, his primary support was through a New York City welfare agency. In 1950, Vieler enlisted in the Army, was commissioned at age nineteen, and went on to serve in Korea, where he was seriously wounded and twice decorated for valor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761848349
Publisher:
Hamilton Books
Publication date:
11/10/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Prologue Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Family Background and Childhood Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Elgersweier Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Feldafing Chapter 6 Chapter 4: War Up Close Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Boys and Toys Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Postwar Chapter 9 Chapter 7: British Connection Chapter 10 Chapter 8: Repatriation Chapter 11 Chapter 9: Astoria Chapter 12 Chapter 10: On My Own Again Chapter 13 Chapter 11: Recruit Chapter 14 About the Author Chapter 15 Index

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