My Memories of Berlin: A Young Boy's Amazing Survival Story

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Xlibris Corporation, Feb 8, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 395 pages
A vivid description of the authors first seventeen years of life encompassing Hitlers twelve-year regime. His Hitler Youth experience is typical for the average German boy of that time. His personal endurances are blended in with reports from the battlefield and the home front. Some of the Hitler Youth were chosen to be indoctrinated in the regimes elite schools and lived a privileged life of state-sponsored higher education. As war brings more hardships and the nation finds itself defeated and exposed to Soviet barbarism, the Hitler Youth force keeps on fighting with tenacious fanaticism to self destruction. Those of them that survived the war felt utterly betrayed and disillusioned. Their fallen comrades being Hitlers Last Victims.
 

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Contents

A Strange Funeral at Midnight
209
Acquaintance with a Fighter Ace
220
A Visit at the Eckard Mansion
227
My Last Days with Gisela
236
Christmas of 1944
240
CHAPTER VIII
247
1945 Summary of Disasters
249
Death in Cold Blood
254

A Girl Named Gisela
65
The Beginning of German andBritish Air Raids
78
CHAPTER III
83
Moving Away from My Parents
85
My Return to LBANeisse
101
Operation Barbarossa
105
My First Major Air Raid
109
The Balance of the War in Russia
113
CHAPTER IV
125
Back to Brandenburg and Berlin
127
Tragedy in the Family
135
CHAPTER V
147
To a New School and More Hardships
149
From the School Bench Into the Fire
155
Premilitary Combat Camp
166
CHAPTER VI
171
Getting Ready for the Inferno
173
Escape from an Airraid Shelter
189
Capitulation Is No Option
199
CHAPTER VII
207
Destruction of a Flak Battery
260
Inside a Werewolf Training Camp
265
CHAPTER IX
271
The End of War at Humboldthain Bunker
273
Ceasefire and Back on the Road
282
My First Encounter with theOpposite Sex
287
CHAPTER X
299
Drifting With the Wind
301
The Call of the Werewolf
310
Accident at the Last Mission
321
CHAPTER XI
331
My Struggle as a Student
333
Getting a Job at the American Club
339
A Conflict in Political Ideology
349
CHAPTER XII
353
Last Year in Berlin
355
Isolation and Civil Insurrection
366
My First Steps to Freedom
380
Storm Over the Atlantic
386
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About the author (2008)

In 1957 the author settled in San Diego where he met his wife and married in 1958. He worked in a major hospital’s pharmacy as an intern. He started raising a family and in 1962 entered the real estate business. When he achieved some financial independence, he returned to his love for learning and continued his education. In 1977 he received his master’s degree in psychology and in 1979 earned his doctorate in clinical psychology. He became the coordinator in a chemical dependency center of a hospital. Today, at seventy-seven and retired, he finds great satisfaction as a writer and, with his wife of forty-nine years, enjoys family life with his children and grandchildren.

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