In the Shadow of the Swastika

In the Shadow of the Swastika

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He was known first as a Warsaw ghetto smuggler, then as Comandante Enrico. He traveled under false identity papers and worked at a German border patrol station. Throughout the years of the Holocaust, Hermann Wygoda lived a life of narrow escapes, unsavory masquerades, and battles that almost defy reason. In the Shadow of the Swastika tells the story of a Polish Jew whose harrowing wartime adventures reached their amazing end when he received the American Bronze Star from Gen. Mark Clark in June 1946. Wygoda kept a journal during the time he spent in the mountains of northern Italy, where he rose from commanding a platoon to leading a division of nearly twenty-five hundred partisans that ultimately liberated the city of Savona.show more

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  • Hardback | 22 pages
  • 160 x 236.7 x 24.1mm | 622.06g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 025202382X
  • 9780252023828

Table of contents

First days of the war -- Kossow -- My decision -- My brother is taken, again -- Twice arrested -- Liquidation of the Sokolow ghetto -- Twice saved by intuition -- Escape to Berlin -- In Berlin, again -- Three times to the rescue -- Escape to Italy -- Arrested, once again -- Recruited by the partisans -- Negotiations with a German commander -- Execution of a Nazi -- We liberate Savona -- Finding a new home -- Afterword.show more

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