A riveting and unusual Holocaust memoir that plays out like a Hollywood action film. Never in a concentration camp, young Dagobert Lewin survives the entire war on the run in Nazi Berlin. Fifty years later, he rediscovers his buried past. Dagobert is eighteen years old when the Gestapo deport his parents and enslave Dagobert at a machine gun factory in Berlin. Miraculously, tipped off the morning the Nazis arrest all Jewish factory workers, he goes underground. Dagobert lives in bombed out buildings, poses as a member of the Waffen-SS, and steals a Gestapo car and identification card. His charm and skills prompt a diverse crop of Germans to help him, ranging from a blind communist to Hitler’s favorite cameraman. When the Gestapo eventually capture Dagobert, they mistake him for a British spy and torture him in a Berlin dungeon prison. There are breathtaking escapes, romance, and a wife and baby Dagobert would forget for decades.
Meticulously researched, this jaw-dropping true story illuminates exhilarating survival in the heart of Nazi Germany.