• Unlikely Warrior

  • A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army
  • By: Georg Rauch
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (226 ratings)

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Unlikely Warrior

By: Georg Rauch
Narrated by: Robert Fass
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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An excellent book

Although at times very sad this book is an honest and wonderful account of a young man’s experiences and a terrible time of our world’s history.

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Great read

I personally hung on every word. Would highly recommen this on your list of books

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Very intersting read

This was a well written personal account. What amazing things had to happen for this guy to survive..He had to maintain such a strong will and have his wits to get through everything he endured.

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Interesting read

I did not know that Jewish men could serve in the German military. How that was possible was never explained. I wished more topics had been addressed. Narrator was very good. Really made the book.

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Held my interest

I especially enjoyed the author's personal account of the post war chaos for released POWs.

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surprised

The story is amazing !
It is an audio page-turner. I recommend this to anyone who ever wonders about being in a real war without the tint of Hollywood glasses.

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Excellent!

I really enjoyed this very informative memoir of boy of Jewish descent in Hitler’s army. Well written and performed. Left me wondering about his father, but guess that wasn’t really any of my business. Great read.

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what a different war story.

the narrator was great. the true story was a great look at the life of a soldier that was a little different than the other soldiers.

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Wow, must listen!!

This is a fascinating historical account of a Austrian Jew serving in the German army taken prisoner by the Russians and making his way back home.

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Great!

It felt like I was actually in Germany and Russia during ww2 and the narrator was GREAT. I highly recommend this book is you and your kids are into ww2. Great for kids and adults!