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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 struggle and as a baby he lived during the political turmoil of vital 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 youngsters as cousins.

The households and his existence have been decimated by means of the Nazi profession and he used to be first exiled on my own to England on the age of fifteen, then deported to Australia, earlier than being allowed to come back and subscribe to the British military, by no means back seeing his mom and greater than 1/2 his aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

When his young ones supplied him with grandchildren, he used to be persuaded to re-tell those anecdotes for the advantage of the more youthful new release and he determined to collect them into an autobiographical booklet, which provides a transparent photo of survival via adversity of 1 of many millions of sufferers of the occasions following the increase of Hitler to strength in Europe.

It used to be his desire that retaining such tales alive and re-telling them to successive generations could give a contribution to a greater know-how in society of the basic desire for decency, recognize and peaceable co-existence, combating the possibility of any re-occurrence of occasions just like the Holocaust of 1938 to 1945.

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