Under the SS Shadow by Traugott Vogel

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UNDER THE SS SHADOW is a true story of a Hitler Youth, an SS major's son,who runs for his life in war-torn Europe. He sees his father shot down by guerrillas, rebuilds his life from the ruins, leaves Hitler's SS emblem for another symbol.

Excerpts from UNDER THE SS SHADOW:

* "In an official declaration, my father stated that he and his family had left the state church. We were Gottglaubig. The SS symbol became the point of reference for our family."

* "We of the Hitler Youth were going forward with Hitler, we were sure. Several years later, as I huddled in a foxhole, I wondered where we were going or where we could go."

*"I feel like a man sitting in a car that's going down a hill," my father said, "but it's too late to get out."

* "May 7, 1945, Germany officially surrendered to the Western Allies. On May 9, Russian troops marched into Berlin. I could not even guess what the future held for me."

* "Augsburg is about fifty miles from Dachau, location of the infamous concentration camp. Only after the war did we discover what had happened at our doorstep."

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About Traugott Vogel

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Published May 1, 2000 by Broadman Press. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, War. Non-fiction

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