A Child's Traumatic Journey through Nazi Hell to the Safety of Britain
ISBN: 978-1-902578-77-4 RRP £7.99
Author: Alfred Nestor
Author: Alfred Nestor
Publication date: 28 June 2011
Alfred Nestor – born a German child, now a British man – son of a high-ranking SS officer writes an extraordinarily moving and important account of growing up in Nazi Germany and his eventual evacuation under special licence as the first Post-World War Two German child to Ayr in Scotland, and then on to England where he now lives.
Whilst literally living right next door to Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun, Hitler’s long time companion; Alfred is innocently unaware of whom the true identities of ‘Uncle’ Hitler and ‘Aunty’ Eva really are.
As war approached an end in 1945, Soviet reprisals against German civilians were full of raw emotion when the advancing Red Army went on a killing spree; resulting in the spontaneous flight and evacuation of Germans. Trying to stay ahead of the advancing Red Army, Alfred and his mother escaped death by mere seconds. A warm and frank wartime memoir to the current times, this is his story.
With an intense directness, Alfred
brings the whole period alive when he paints a powerfully personal and
vivid picture of the destructive character of conflict. This remarkable
story has many twists and turns, culminating in him being reunited with
the father he thought was dead for 53 years!
NESTOR was born in Strausberg, a city in Brandenburg, Germany. Now resident
in Liverpool, England, Alfred is married with a large and active family.
With an intense directness, Alfred brings the whole period alive when he
paints a powerfully personal and vivid picture of the destructive character
of conflict. This remarkable story has many twists and turns, culminating
in him being reunited with the father he thought was dead for 53 years!
With our collective shock, what we
saw seemed to be frozen into a state of suspended animation. Indelibly
etched into our memories in terror, forever! My life was in slow motion,
it was as if I was no longer in my body and this was a rather bad dream!
It is almost impossible to describe with words what I saw, but I will try.
This very experience is the one that has continued to shake me awake during
the dense night of my lifetime.
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