These are stories of a young boy’s experiences during war torn Germany. His adventures included being chased by a gang. They ordered the dog to chase him. The dog was a German Shepherd, he was big, fast and bit him.
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When he was was abandoned by his boarding school, he returned to his home in Poznan (Poland) where he learned that his family had left that morning for Berlin. Unwilling to wait since the Russians were coming, he found his way to his Berlin home, not knowing the address but going on faith. As the Russians were coming close to Berlin, he and his family fled to Hamburg where they remained until the end of the war.
His mother was an American citizen who chose to remain with her husband, when the war started. She was interrogated by the German Police, who questioned her loyalty to Germany. She passed the test but remained very insecure about her potential status until the end of the war.
His dad, a German business executive, was drafted and lost his leg during the battle of Leningrad. He nearly lost his life except for the courageous intervention by two good friends.
The family immigrated to the United States in June 1946.