By Eric H. Vieler

A trip alone tells the tale of Eric Vieler, born in the USA yet raised in Hitler's Germany, the place he observed the persecution of Jewish acquaintances and skilled the bombing of towns. After being expelled from a Nazi-run academy, he crossed conflict strains to arrive his domestic. On Easter 1945, he encountered American troops, turned their interpreter, and witnessed fierce struggling with. He joined British profession forces, doing numerous jobs for meals as reimbursement. Vieler's quest for his American identification used to be fulfilled whilst he used to be repatriated to the USA at age fifteen, yet suggestions of independence have been thwarted whilst, because of his age, he was once required to wait public college. even though he held after-school jobs, his fundamental help was once via a brand new York urban welfare employer. In 1950, Vieler enlisted within the military, was once commissioned at age nineteen, and went directly to serve in Korea, the place he used to be heavily wounded and two times embellished for valor.

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