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Author Matthews, Stephen R., 1938- author.

Title The day the Nazis came : the astonishing true story of a childhood journey from Nazi-occupied Guernsey to the dark heart of a German prison camp [Hoopla electronic resource].

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Tantor Audio, 2021.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 16 min.)) : digital.
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Performer Read by Barnaby edwards.
Summary The Day the Nazis Came is an utterly unique memoir, depicting the world of prison camps through the eyes of a child. Stephen's parents did their best to protect his emotional well-being, downplaying the extent of dangers and presenting every new day as an adventure. But there is only so much you can do to hide such a dark truth and, by the time he was six years old, Stephen Matthews had actually seen and experienced things of unspeakable horror: he had witnessed a bombardment by the Luftwaffe and had been deported from occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp in the heart of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich; he had seen men die in front of him; he had walked alongside Jews coming straight off the cattle-trucks from Bergen-Belsen; he had nearly drowned, been menaced by an Alsatian guard dog, and had his hand broken by a German guard for attempting to feed Russian prisoners. Against all odds, Stephen and his family endured over three years of imprisonment, held together by their will to survive, their love for each other, and the humor they had all been gifted with. But when the war ended and they were set free, the home they eventually returned to had been irremediably scarred and stricken by Nazi occupation and so, once again, they had to fight to pick up the pieces.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Matthews, Stephen R., 1938- -- Childhood and youth.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Guernsey.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.
Great Britain Miscellaneous Island Dependencies -- Guernsey.
Added Author Edwards, Barnaby (Actor), narrator.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781666102253 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1666102253 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT13909783
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