Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Georg Rauch

Narrated By: Robert Fass

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2015

Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes


An astounding memoir about a Jewish teenager forced to become a German soldier

As a young adult in wartime Vienna, Georg Rauch helped his mother hide dozens of Jews from the Nazis behind false walls in their top-floor apartment and arrange for their safe transport out of the country. His family was among the few who worked underground to resist Nazi rule. Then came the day he was shipped out to fight on the Eastern front as part of the German infantry—in spite of his having confessed his own Jewish ancestry. Thus begins the incredible journey of a young man thrust unwillingly into an unjust war, who must use his smarts, skills, and bare-knuckled determination to stay alive in the trenches, avoid starvation and exposure during the brutal Russian winter, survive more than one Soviet labor camp, and travel hundreds of miles to find his way back home.

“A fascinating account of what it was like for a partial Jew to serve in the German military during World War II. Rauch’s experiences and hardships dramatically depict the physical and emotional struggles of a ‘Mischling’ during the Third Reich.”—Bryan Mark Rigg, author of Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers

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  • C P

    A wonderful read. Recommended reading for people who like history.

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