My War against the Nazis: A Jewish Soldier with the Red Army by Adam Broner

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By Adam Broner

This publication is a necessary source for college students of jap ecu heritage. Adam Broner's first individual narrative skillfully connects the author's own tale with the bigger occasions surrounding his lifestyles. The extensive scope and very long time interval supply a impartial point of view and a better knowing of the occasions. Broner's own tales draw the reader into historical past and convey it to existence in a brand new means. The publication might simply healthy right into a curriculum overlaying global struggle II, Communism, jap Block historical past, Anti-Semitism, and especially Poland. This amazing biography will be loved through somebody, however it could be particularly preferred via all students of historical past.

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It seemed to me that his friendly manner may have some hidden aim or was on the order of somebody else. But I never A Reception for the Belorussians 29 experienced any improper behavior or trouble from him. It is possible that my suspicions were entirely unfair. Some of the other people’s acquaintances enlightened them about real life. One of our friends learned a lot about the recent Stalinist persecutions. He would tell horror stories about people being jailed for nothing or for the smallest transgression.

He grabbed that piece of wood from me, led me into the manager’s of¤ce, and charged that all I was doing was carving swastikas on our output, which was then sent to the brick plant, and in this way, I was spreading Nazi propaganda. The prosecutor quite naturally took the management’s position and kicked me out of her of¤ce. I lost my case. Worse, I had gotten myself into a very dangerous situation. I should have paid more attention to the stories my friend used to tell about the persecution of innocent people.

Our instructor spent most of the time in the men’s room, where he could smoke his pipe and tell stories. We, the trainees, had to produce a very primitive drying frame for the brick plant. We repeated the same tedious production of those simple frames for many months. In the spring of 1941 I became fed up with the whole arrangement and decided to complain to the city prosecutor’s of¤ce. The prosecutor was a friendly, nicely dressed woman of middle age. I told her that we were not learning anything useful despite so many months spent in what was supposed to be training.

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