Unlikely Warrior A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army

Written by Georg Rauch

As a young adult in wartime Vienna, Georg Rauch helped his mother hide dozens of Jews from the Gestapo behind false walls in their top-floor apartment, and arrange for their safe transport out of the country. His family was among the few who worked underground to resist Nazi rule. Then came the day he was drafted into Hitler's army and shipped out to fight on the Eastern front as part of the German infantry―in spite of his having confessed his own Jewish ancestry. Thus begins the incredible journey of a nineteen-year-old thrust unwillingly into an unjust war, who must use his smarts, skills, and bare-knuckled determination to stay alive in the trenches, and find his way back home.

Age Range 12 - 18 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
352
Publisher
Square Fish
Grade Level 7th - 12th
ISBN
9781250073709
Lexile 1040
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