Unlikely Warrior: A Jewlish Soldier in Hitler’s Army

Unlikely WarriorWritten by Georg Rauch

As a teen in Vienna Georg has no desire to help the Nazis. His Jewish heritage has led his family to hide many Jews in their home. With no way to avoid the draft, Georg is enlisted as a solider in 1943. This is his heartbreaking story. It is told in a first person narrative which will engage readers of all ages. The details bring the reader into the horrors and adventures that Georg endures.

Review by Jessica Moody, Olympus Jr High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 7+

Unlikely Warrior: A Jewlish Soldier in Hitler’s Army
Written by Georg Rauch, Translated from the German by Phyllis Rauch
Farrar Straus Giroux
324 pages
Release Date: February 24, 2015

Categories: Jr. High – Nonfiction, Sr. High – Nonfiction
Tags: Non-Fiction, World War II, Nazis, Jewish Soliders, Biography, Rauch George, Austria, Russia

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