My Name was Five A Novel of the Second World War

By: Heinz Kohler (Author)

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When a private plane crashes in Florida in 1991, the surviving pilot makes the strangest of remarks. "It was World War II," he says. The National Transportation Safety Board attributes the accident to a collision with birds, but one stubborn investigator insists on going further. Before long, his inquiry reveals how the pilot's past had trailed him on his last flight and vividly brings to life a terrifying slice of history - the story of a German boy who grows up in Berlin before, during, and after the Second World War; sadistic teachers just call him Five. The boy's father, an opponent of the Nazis, ends up in a concentration camp and later in a penal regiment that marches through mine fields to clear the way for regular troops. In contrast, one of the boy's uncles is a fervent Nazi in charge of cleansing Hitler's capital of every last Jew; another uncle revels in the governance of Paris. A favorite aunt, a confidential secretary at the Gestapo, is horrified by all she knows about the "final solution." The boy's mother is the one who keeps him sane when Spitfire guns kill his best friend standing right next to him on a bridge. But worse is to come: bombings and firestorms, the senseless sacrifice of children and old men in the battle of Berlin, the Soviet occupation, along with rape, murder, hunger, and disease, and then the emergence of a new kind of tyranny yet. In the end, we come upon an unexpected twist that shows how the consequences of war can emerge decades later and in faraway places.

Title: My Name was Five A Novel of the Second World War

Author Name: Heinz Kohler (Author)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: U.S.A, Mill City Press, Inc.: 2010

ISBN Number: 1936107376

ISBN Number 13: 9781936107377

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 045438

Description: Very good condition. No interior writing or highlighting. My Name was Five A Novel of the Second World War By Heinz Kohler (Author) Product Details Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Mill City Press, Inc. (January 1, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1936107376 ISBN-13: 9781936107377 Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches

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