The War of Our Childhood: Memories of World War II

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Accounts that bear witness to the unutterable horrors German children endured during World War II
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"All these years later the stories of the twenty-seven children, now in their senior years, ring with a truth and simplicity that contrast with the horror of what they say--seeing fathers for the last time; watching the fire-bombing of Dresden; dodging marauding Russian and Czech bandits robbing, raping, and killing; being strafed during air raids and endless relocations."

--The Tulsa World

"The strength of The War of Our Childhood is that it is a reminder, if one is needed, that the effects of conflict on the next generation are deeply and permanently felt. For that reason it should be read, lest we forget."

--Washington Post Book World

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578064823
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 9/27/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 337,956
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Wolfgang W. E. Samuel, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, is the author of German Boy: A Refugee's Story and I Always Wanted to Fly: America's Cold War Airmen, both published by University Press of Mississippi. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

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