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Parallel journeys

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Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen's to the Auschwitz extermination camp, Alfons's to a high rank in the Hitler Youth. This book tells both of their true stories, side-by-side, and shows that two people, cast by fate as mortal enemies, can emerge from war with respect and empathy for each other.
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She was a young German Jew. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their pareallel journey through World War II. Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen's to the Auschwitz extermination camp; Alfons to a high rank in the Hitler Youth.

While Helen was hiding in Amserdam, Alfons was a fanatic believer in Hitler's "master race." While she was crammed in a cattle car bound for the death camp Aushchwitz, he was a tennage commander of frontline troopes, ready to fight and die for the glory of Hitler and the Fatherland. This book tells both of their stories, side-by-side, in an overwhelming account of the nightmare that was WWII. The riveting stories of these two remarkable people must stand as a powerful lesson to us all.

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subject_facet German Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Heck, Alfons, -- 1928- -- Juvenile literature, Hitler-Jugend -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Juvenile literature, Jews -- Germany -- Frankfurt am Main -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Waterford, Helen, -- 1909- -- Juvenile literature
title_display Parallel journeys
title_full Parallel Journeys, Parallel journeys / by Eleanor H. Ayer with Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck
title_short Parallel journeys
topic_facet Biography, Biography & Autobiography, German Americans, Heck, Alfons, History, Holocaust survivors, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews, Waterford, Helen, Young Adult Nonfiction