Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future

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Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future

Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future

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He was joined by an SAS team who took on the German army in Operation Galia and then, exhausted and pursued by the enemy, made a perilous escape across the Apennine Mountains in Italy.

Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. During the 1930s government policy remained focused on sending refugees on to other countries as far as possible.I owe my ongoing writing and public speaking careers to his generosity, amazing memory and zest for life. Scrivens gathered her information through interviews with Günter, now known as Joe Stirling, and with those closest to him.

We were not fleeing the Luftwaffe’s Blitz in British cities, but primarily the likely prospect of a Nazi invasion of Britain. Hitler and some of those closest to him resolved to commit suicide, whilst others sought to try and escape. They were gripping at times, a nice variety of accounts from different survivors/saviours, and some horrors of the war described in this book are hard to fathom as well! The author embarked on a 'foot stepping' journey in September 2013 visiting the key places in Joe's early life in Germany and Northern Europe. During an emotional ‘foot-stepping’ journey in September 2013, Scrivens also visited Günter’s birthplace, met with a school friend, discovered the apartment in Koblenz where he fled following Kristallnacht in 1938, drove the route of Günter’s walk through Europe, and retraced the final steps of his parents prior to their deportation to a Nazi death camp in Poland during 1942.The story of Joe Stirling’s successful integration into British life says a great deal for his determination, his resilience and his courage; the openness of his mind. There is a difference between emigrating and fleeing, but it is difficult to define the dividing line exactly. I was on a train, and a German soldier began shouting at me and poking me in the ribs with his machine gun. Escaping Hitler is the true story, covering ninety years, of a fourteen-year-old boy Gunter Stern who, when Adolf Hitler threatened hisfamily, education and future, resolved to escape from his rural village of Nickenich in the German Rhineland.

I remember so many birthdays – visiting his home in Norwich to find stacks of brightly coloured greetings cards from friends around the world, and wrapped parcels from his many loving family members. Some of the most extraordinary stories of courage and endurance in the Second World War concern the freedom trails, the dangerous escape routes out of Nazi-occupied Europe. Phyllida Scrivens tells this epic story in clear, precise prose, never missing a beat as the drama unfolds.

Come down the travelators, exit Sainsbury's, turn right and follow the pedestrianised walkway to Crown Walk and turn right - and Coles will be right in front of you. It was by no means a simple matter to convince a consul who had to assess the financial, political and moral reliability of the applicant. His television credits include presenting Channel 4's Journey to the Centre of the Earth (the science behind Jules Verne's novel), Discovery's Rebuilding the Past (an attempt to recreate an Iron Age settlement) and Five's Great Ocean Adventures, for which he was also the author of the accompanying book.

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