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The Resource German boy : a child in war, Wolfgang W.E. Samuel ; with a foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose

German boy : a child in war, Wolfgang W.E. Samuel ; with a foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose

Label
German boy : a child in war
Title
German boy
Title remainder
a child in war
Statement of responsibility
Wolfgang W.E. Samuel ; with a foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose
Title variation
German boy
Title variation remainder
a refugees story
Creator
Contributor
V63yi5SMVFQ
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As the Third Reich crumbled in 1945, scores of Germans scrambled to flee the advancing Russian troops. Among them was a little boy named Wolfgang Samuel, who left his home with his mother and sister and ended up in war-torn Strasbourg before being forced farther west into a disease-ridden refugee camp. German Boy is the vivid, true story of their fight for survival as the tables of power turned and, for reasons Wolfgang was too young to understand, his broken family suffered arbitrary arrest, rape, hunger, and constant fear. Because his father was off fighting the war as a Luftwaffe officer, young Wolfgang was forced to become the head of his household, scavenging for provisions and scraps with which to feed his family. Despite his best efforts, his mother still found herself forced to do the unthinkable to survive, and her sacrifices became Wolfgang's worst nightmares. Somehow, with the resilience only children can muster, he maintained his youth and innocence in little ways--making friends with other young refugees, playing games with shrapnel, delighting in the planes flown by the Americans and the candies the GIs brought. In the end, the Samuels begin life anew in America, and Wolfgang eventually goes on to a thirty-year career in the U.S. Air Force. Bringing fresh insight to the dark history of Nazi Germany and the horror left in its wake, German Boy records the valuable recollections of an innocent's incredible journey." from publisher's description
Summary
The author's memoir of being a child refugee in post-war Germany tells of his family's flight from the advancing Russian army, their ordeals in refugee camps, and their eventual arrival in the United States
Award
School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2001.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
172798
Cataloging source
DLC
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Samuel, Wolfgang W. E
Dewey number
  • 940.53/161
  • 940.54/8143/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D811.5
LC item number
.S2478 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Samuel, Wolfgang W. E
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samuel, Wolfgang W. E.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a refugee's story
Label
German boy : a child in war, Wolfgang W.E. Samuel ; with a foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2000
  • Continued by: Coming to Colorado
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Train
  • 4.
  • 161 Schönhauser Allee, Berlin
  • 5.
  • A town called Strasburg
  • 6.
  • A brave German soldier
  • 7.
  • Face of death
  • 8.
  • Illustrations
  • Surrender
  • 9.
  • Americans
  • 10.
  • Russians
  • 11.
  • Messenger of death
  • 12.
  • List
  • 13.
  • Foreword
  • A winter nightmare
  • 14.
  • Summer 1946
  • 15.
  • Escape to the West
  • 16.
  • Trauen Barracks
  • 17.
  • Refugee life
  • 18.
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • Winter of despair
  • 19.
  • Return of the Americans
  • 20.
  • Sergeant Leo Ferguson
  • 21.
  • Baker's apprentice
  • 22.
  • Looking West
  • Epilogue
  • 1.
  • January 1945
  • 2.
  • Flight from Sagan
  • 3.
Control code
21058330
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Broadway Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
xxi, 424 pages
Isbn
9780767908245
Lccn
2001025774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780767908245
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46565152
  • (OCoLC)46565152
Label
German boy : a child in war, Wolfgang W.E. Samuel ; with a foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose
Link
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2000
  • Continued by: Coming to Colorado
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Train
  • 4.
  • 161 Schönhauser Allee, Berlin
  • 5.
  • A town called Strasburg
  • 6.
  • A brave German soldier
  • 7.
  • Face of death
  • 8.
  • Illustrations
  • Surrender
  • 9.
  • Americans
  • 10.
  • Russians
  • 11.
  • Messenger of death
  • 12.
  • List
  • 13.
  • Foreword
  • A winter nightmare
  • 14.
  • Summer 1946
  • 15.
  • Escape to the West
  • 16.
  • Trauen Barracks
  • 17.
  • Refugee life
  • 18.
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • Winter of despair
  • 19.
  • Return of the Americans
  • 20.
  • Sergeant Leo Ferguson
  • 21.
  • Baker's apprentice
  • 22.
  • Looking West
  • Epilogue
  • 1.
  • January 1945
  • 2.
  • Flight from Sagan
  • 3.
Control code
21058330
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Broadway Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
xxi, 424 pages
Isbn
9780767908245
Lccn
2001025774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780767908245
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46565152
  • (OCoLC)46565152

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