By Eric H. Vieler
A trip on My Own tells the tale of Eric Vieler, born in the USA yet raised in Hitler's Germany, the place he observed the persecution of Jewish associates 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, grew to become their interpreter, and witnessed fierce scuffling with. He joined British career forces, doing numerous jobs for foodstuff as repayment. Vieler's quest for his American identification was once fulfilled while he used to be repatriated to the USA at age fifteen, yet concepts of independence have been thwarted while, as a result of his age, he was once required to wait public tuition. even if he held after-school jobs, his basic aid was once via a brand new York urban welfare enterprise. 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 adorned for valor.
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A Journey on My Own: A Youth from Hitler's Germany Strives to Claim His American Identity by Eric H. Vieler