His Enemy, His Friend by John R. Tunis

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When a German war-criminal-turned-soccer-star comes to play a match in post-war France, old wounds are reopened
Convicted in 1944 of war crimes committed in the occupied village of Nogent-Plage, former German Sergeant Hans von Kleinschrodt is sentenced to ten years’ hard labor. By 1964, he has become the captain and goalie of the German champion soccer team—but he remains infamous throughout France, despite his insistence that he alone defied orders to slaughter the villagers when the Allied Forces arrived. When the German team must face the French champions in Rouen, the very city where Hans was sentenced twenty years earlier, the stage is set for a grudge match—and revenge.

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Published July 12, 2011 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 123 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, War, Children's Books. Fiction

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From Warsaw ghetto to concentration camp, from post-war Poland to Palestine, Dan's story is the Jewish epic; once in Israel, it battens on the destructiveness of enmity, the difficulty of keeping faith with one's prophets, one's friends, one's self.

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To young Jean-Paul Varin, football (soccer) is a passion, and Feldwebel Hans, German star before the war and occupation, is his god.

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