LOS ANGELES, Calif. (PRWEB) February 11, 2015
World War II has significantly changed the way Germans were viewed. They were the Nazi warmongers committing horrific abominations. In "THE HIDDEN GERMAN" (published by Xlibris), author Fritz Wolf describes some of the war’s fallout growing up in America with emigrant parents from Germany and the wish of these particular Americans to atone and redeem their German heritage.
What was it like growing up in America with parents who came from Germany? After WWI and WWII, the emotional debris of guilt and shame stuck to the faultless children of German emigrants in the United States; the invisible casualties of war, silent and surreptitious, left indelible marks. This book shares the stories of a few of these first-generation Americans, their family histories and the lives they led in the last part of the 20th century with its never-ending wars and, paradoxically, its medical advances to preserve life. Their professional pursuits unfold along with their intimate personal frustrations and hopes. They are physicians in research, psychiatry and oncology attending the university hospitals, mindful of patients’ histories and trying to contribute to the general good.
Through the portraits of a woman and the two men she interacts with while they tries to resolve life’s conflicts, "THE HIDDEN GERMAN" explores some of the contemporary issues of discrimination faced by the blameless offspring whose only fault was dark legacies beyond their control. Evocative and deeply insightful, it opens the reader's eyes to the chronic repercussions of war and encourages resilience and determination to carry on.
“THE HIDDEN GERMAN”
By Fritz Wolf
Hardcover | 6x9in | 330 pages | ISBN 9781503535909
Softcover | 6x9in | 330 pages | ISBN 9781503535916
E-Book | 330 pages | ISBN 9781503535923
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Fritz Wolf, a physician and professor, practiced and taught in Southern California and lives by the ocean with his family, including children and grandchildren, cats and turtles. With this book, the author wanted to share some experiences while growing up in America with parents who emigrated from Germany.
Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.