Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future

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Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future

Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future

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There is a difference between emigrating and fleeing, but it is difficult to define the dividing line exactly. Many of these have subsequently gained credence by virtue of their constant repetition – however bizarre they may be. Joe would be thrilled to see his obituary, alongside other luminaries, inside a national newspaper…. The morning papers led with photographs of vast crowds, many dressed in red, white and blue, celebrating in London the previous evening. Phyllida studied for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction with Biography from the University of East Anglia, graduating in 2014.

I remember sitting in Joe’s living room hearing his wartime stories, simply feeling grateful that a training injury meant he was unable to go to Europe and fight. Peter appears on a photo that I show at every public talk – he is the second from the left on the plough.

This is the incredible story of four escape routes out of Nazi occupied Europe and the Allied servicemen and men and women of the Resistance who all risked their lives for freedom. There are many more stories in the book, we are introduced to conmen and brave young women who risked everything.

And villains like traitor Harold Cole who betrayed all the men and women who tried to help him escape France, giving their details to the Gestapo. On this special 75th anniversary of VE Day, I would like to share the short passage from Escaping Hitler (Pen and Sword Books 2016), written directly from Joe’s memories of that time, spent in Bramley near Basingstoke, serving with the Ordnance Corps and where he met his wife to be Jean Skitmore. Wyman recounts Kristallnacht in Stuttgart, where her father was principal of the Jewish school, his imprisonment in Dachau, and his release and immigration to Great Britain. And in Slovenia Australian POW Ralph Churches and British Les Laws orchestrated the largest successful Allied escape of the entire war. An inspiring story beginning with Joe Stirling's walk across Europe alone as a young teenager and his new life in Britain.After Hitler and the Nazis rose to power, they captured and murdered millions of Jews, a fate only some were able to escape. We're always happy to answer any questions or queries you might have, please get in touch using one of the methods below. During an emotional 'foot-stepping' journey in September 2013 the author visited Gunter's birthplace, met with a school friend, discovered the apartment in Koblenz where he fled following Kristallnacht in 1938, drove the route of Gunter's walk through Europe and retraced the final steps of his parents prior to their deportation to a Nazi death camp in Poland during 1942.

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