Das Saboteurby Donald Ritchie Waddell
Christolph Hoffmann and four other WW II German saboteurs were discovered living in the U.S. by a TV journalist. They lived normal lives for over sixty years after the war, raising families, with flourishing businesses and having a positive impact on their communities. Al five became US citizens. One man, Rev. Hoffman, led an extraordinary life and became an ordained minister. He was also a German Prisoner of War during World War II. The odyssey of his life as a POW readily displays vast differences between good Germans and Nazi Germans. Nazi Germans in POW camps were staunch, hardened Nazis trying to maintain control and power over non-Nazi prisoners. The U.S. authorities eventually separated the two factions to curtail violence and maintain control. This book is based on the little known fact that 425,806 prisoners of war were interned in forty-five of the forty-eight United States during WW II.
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Who knew there were so many German Prisoners of War in the US during WWII? Who knew how extremely important they were in providing labor to the US while so many of our men were away fighting the war? Who knew some of the German POWs were allowed to stay and become US citizens? Thoroughly enjoyed the historical information woven into this book. At the same time...I found it very thought provoking. The main character, a former German POW, who is allowed to stay in the U.S., becomes a minister. As a Christian, I found the Christian references and ideas the author presented through the main character quite insightful. The author caused me do some soul searching! If you are a Christian and/or you love American History..you will enjoy this book!