As A Child He Evaded The Nazis And The Russians, Now For The First Time Hans Berger Tells The Real Story

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After 70 years silence Hans Berger finally tells the true story of how his family escaped both Nazis and Russians through the war-torn Europe of 1944.

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In 1944 Hans Gunter Berger and his three siblings were forced to flee Heidelberg under cover of night. What followed was a traumatic and desperate race for freedom as they became trapped between the Nazis on one side and the advancing Russians on the other. So began an horrific year avoiding hunger, death, rape and barely escaping with their lives whilst becoming caught in the midst of the bloody battles being fought between the Germans and the Russians.

‘A Bridge To Cross’ is a new autobiography just published by Mirador Publishing and once again shows their commitment to bringing new authors to the attention of the reading public.

“This is certainly not an easy read,” said Sarah Luddington, Mirador’s Commissioning Editor. “It tells the story through the eyes of terrified children fleeing one of the most horrific events in history. We are privileged to be offered the chance to bring Hans’ story to the public. It deserves to be told.”

The story follows the four children and their mother as they spent a year trying to find sanctuary from battle hardened and desperate forces from both armies as they met in the winter of 1944. Often witnessing the terrible events that occurred during this time, including the rape and murder of innocent women and children. The bravery and sacrifice of Hans’ mother the only thing keeping the children alive on more than one occasion.

“We had to sleep in the open at night in the freezing snowy conditions,” said Hans. “Then we took our few possessions, piled them high on a little green cart and travelled as fast as we could.”

‘A Bridge To Cross’ is published by Mirador Publishing and is available in all good bookshops and online retailers both as a paperback and as an eBook in all major formats.

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Hans Berger can be contacted via his publishers.

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