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By Eric H. Vieler

A trip by myself tells the tale of Eric Vieler, born in the US yet raised in Hitler's Germany, the place he observed the persecution of Jewish buddies and skilled the bombing of towns. After being expelled from a Nazi-run academy, he crossed conflict traces to arrive his domestic. On Easter 1945, he encountered American troops, turned their interpreter, and witnessed fierce scuffling with. He joined British career forces, doing quite a few jobs for meals as reimbursement. Vieler's quest for his American id was once fulfilled while he was once repatriated to the US at age fifteen, yet concepts of independence have been thwarted while, as a result of his age, he used to be required to wait public institution. even though he held after-school jobs, his fundamental help was once via a brand new York urban welfare company. In 1950, Vieler enlisted within the military, was once commissioned at age nineteen, and went directly to serve in Korea, the place he was once heavily wounded and two times embellished for valor.

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