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An astounding memoir about a Jewish teenager forced to become a German soldier.

As a young adult in wartime Vienna, Georg Rauch helped his mother hide dozens of Jews from the Nazis behind false walls in their top-floor apartment and arrange for their safe transport out of the country. His family was among the few who worked underground to resist Nazi rule. Then came the day he was shipped out to fight on the eastern front as part of the German infantry--in spite of his having confessed his own Jewish ancestry. Thus begins the incredible journey of a young man thrust unwillingly into an unjust war, who must use his smarts, skills, and bare-knuckled determination to stay alive in the trenches, avoid starvation and exposure during the brutal Russian winter, survive more than one Soviet labor camp, and travel hundreds of miles to find his way back home.

©2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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I love it

The book goes through the up and downs of a Jewish soldier in hitlers army the book makes you want to know what will happen next it meet all my expectations and I wish there was more 😃