Author Shares A Life While Growing Up In Nazi Germany

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Heartwrenching memoir to be featured at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany

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Both of his parents were very much in love. Young and passionate, they would have been easily dealt with problems that came along with the Post-World War I if it wasn’t for the bitter manipulations of his maternal grandmother. Today, author Peter Schmedding bravely unveils this complicated—and often abominable—journey of his life in the pages of ESCAPE: Growing up in Nazi Germany, his book released through Xlibris.
ESCAPE: Growing up in Nazi Germany chronicles how Schmedding witnessed yet was not able to understand the chaos that was going on in his surroundings as a child. After the divorce of his parents and after his mother became mentally ill, he had to live with his grandmother, a well-meaning but misguided woman whose inappropriate phrases and attitudes had made him feel inferior as a person and ill-equipped for life. In his growing up years and amid the Second World War, Schmedding must struggle on his own—to know what he really wanted to do and to learn to believe in what he was capable of doing. After many battles within himself, he finally found his niche in the fields of music, photography, and invention.
This eye-opening true story reflects how upbringing in early years and programming shape the personality of every person. Emotional neglect and verbal abuse will remain to be dark clouds that tint happier moments with a degree of sorrow. Complete with nostalgic photographs and documents, ESCAPE: Growing up in Nazi Germany tells how one man managed to overcome these dark clouds. It is an inspiring tale of dreams and determination, and pains and victory.
This book will be featured at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 10-14, 2012. For more information, log on to

About the Author
Born in 1925, Peter Schmedding grew up in an intellectually impoverished childhood in Nazi Germany. He experienced the ravages and aftermath of World War II and after the war some time as a POW. His futile attempts to establish a useful life led him to migrate to Australia in 1954. Here he was employed by the ABC for twenty-five years, and after early retirement in 1980 devoted himself for another twenty-five years to the enrichment of children. Now in his advancing years, he spends most of his time writing from the vast repertoire of his life experiences.

ESCAPE * by Peter Schmedding
Growing up in Nazi Germany
Publication Date: July 12, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 100 pages; 978-1-4535-2737-5
Trade Hardback; $39.99; 100 pages; 978-1-4535-3459-5
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-1877-9

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