Waiting on Wednesday {66}: Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. This week's can't-wait-to-read pre-publication book is: Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army.

Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army

Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army
by Georg Rauch

Publication date: February 24, 2015

From Goodreads:

As a young adult in wartime Vienna, Georg Rauch helped his mother hide dozens of Jews from the Gestapo behind false walls in their top-floor apartment and arrange for their safe transport out of the country. His family was among the few who worked underground to resist Nazi rule. Then came the day he was drafted into Hitler's army and shipped out to fight on the Eastern front as part of the German infantry—in spite of his having confessed his own Jewish ancestry. Thus begins the incredible journey of a nineteen year old thrust unwillingly into an unjust war, who must use his smarts, skills, and bare-knuckled determination to stay alive in the trenches, avoid starvation and exposure during the brutal Russian winter, survive more than one Soviet labor camp, and somehow find his way back home.


Njkinny said...

This sure soiunds like an interesting read..Thanks for sharing, Jessica. :)
Adding it to my TBR now.

Here is My WOW post

-Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom) said...

You're welcome, Nikita! I actually just got approved to read and eARC and I am SO EXCITED! Knowing it's a true story makes it even more intriguing. :)