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Author Vieler, Eric H., 1931- author.

Title A journey on my own : a youth from Hitler's Germany strives to claim his American identity / Eric H. Vieler.

Publication Info. Lanham, Md. : Hamilton Books, [2010]


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 104 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Contents A Journey on My Own; Contents; Preface; Prologue; Chapter One: Family Background and Childhood; Chapter Two: Elgersweier; Chapter Three: Feldafing; Chapter Four: War Up Close; Chapter Five: Boys and Toys; Chapter Six: Postwar; Chapter Seven: British Connection; Chapter Eight: Repatriation; Chapter Nine: Astoria; Chapter Ten: On My Own Again; Chapter Eleven: Recruit; Index; About the Author.
Summary A Journey on My Own tells the story of Eric Vieler, born in America but raised in Hitler's Germany, where he saw the persecution of Jewish neighbors and experienced the bombing of cities. After being expelled from a Nazi-run academy, he crossed battle lines to reach his home. On Easter 1945, he encountered American troops, became their interpreter, and witnessed fierce fighting. He joined British occupation forces, doing a variety of jobs for food as compensation. Vieler's quest for his American identity was fulfilled when he was repatriated to America at age fifteen, but thoughts of independe.
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Subject Vieler, Eric H., 1931-
Vieler, Eric H., 1931- (OCoLC)fst01544397
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Americans -- Germany -- Biography.
German Americans -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, German American.
HISTORY -- Military -- World War II.
Americans. (OCoLC)fst00807488
German Americans. (OCoLC)fst00941308
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Amerikanischer Junge.
Weltkrieg 1939-1945.
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Other Form: Print version: Vieler, Eric H., 1931- Journey on my own. Lanham, Md. : Hamilton Books, ©2010 9780761848349 (DLC) 2009932822 (OCoLC)503329361
ISBN 9780761848370 (electronic bk.)
0761848371 (electronic bk.)
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