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By Walter J. Foster

ISBN-10: 1448213665

ISBN-13: 9781448213665

Walter quick used to be born in Vienna no longer lengthy after the 1st international warfare and as a toddler he lived during the political turmoil of relevant Europe, which culminated with Hitler's annexation of Austria. As used to be universal on the time, his mom and dad got here from huge households, so he had 25 aunts and uncles, with their childrens as cousins.

The households and his lifestyles have been decimated through the Nazi career and he used to be first exiled by myself to England on the age of fifteen, then deported to Australia, earlier than being allowed to come and sign up for the British military, by no means back seeing his mom and greater than half his aunts, uncles and cousins.

His identify replaced to Walter Foster, he married and had young children of his personal, who grew up in England listening to anecdotal tales of alternative episodes of younger Walter's lifestyles, of his kinfolk and the tumultuous political historical past of mid-century Europe.

When his childrens supplied him with grandchildren, he was once persuaded to re-tell those anecdotes for the good thing about the more youthful new release and he made up our minds to collect them into an autobiographical publication, which supplies a transparent photo of survival via adversity of 1 of many thousands of sufferers of the occasions following the increase of Hitler to strength in Europe.

It was once his wish that maintaining such tales alive and re-telling them to successive generations could give a contribution to a greater understanding in society of the basic desire for decency, appreciate and peaceable co-existence, fighting the possibility of any re-occurrence of occasions just like the Holocaust of 1938 to 1945.

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