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 acquaintances 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 profession forces, doing quite a few jobs for foodstuff 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, because of his age, he used to be required to wait public institution. even though he held after-school jobs, his fundamental help used to be via a brand new York urban welfare service provider. 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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