From Berlin To Texas: Forging a Life from the Devastation of War

From Berlin To Texas: Forging a Life from the Devastation of War

by Gunter K. Von Noorden


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Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1928, Gunter K. von Noorden spent the first few years of his life in idyllic comfort. But his familys move to Berlin in 1937 exposed Gunter to the appalling reality of Hitlers dictatorship as a ten-year-old member of the compulsory Jungvolk and later as a teenager in the Hitler Youth. Relentlessly subjected to Nazi propaganda, Gunter fought desperately to hold on to his childhood ideals, even as he joined in the defense of his homeland during the Battle of Berlin in 1945.

After the war, Gunter worked his way through medical school, determined to dedicate his life to healing others. But his disenchantment with his countrys past propelled him to America in 1954, where he rose through the academic ranks and became a world-renowned professor and doctor.

More than a memoir, From Berlin to Texas exposes the stark reality of Nazi Germany and the lives of ordinary citizens at odds with the regimes ideologies. But at its heart is the uplifting story of how one man rose above the torments of his youth to build a life full of promise and hope.

"From the first page I was hooked and read the entire book from cover to cover...immensely compelling and highly readable...peppered with episodes of human interest and humor...a good read and educational...the authors experience as a physician, teacher, scientific investigator and medical writer produced a first rate narrative...a splendid biography that entertains as well as informs...this memoir is inspiring, personable and educational, well-worth adding to one's memory bank." -American Journal of Ophthalmology

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595441983
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/03/2007
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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