Hitler Youth to Church of England Priest: My Autobiography George Gebauer

ISBN: 9781496129246

Published: March 28th 2014

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326 pages


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Hitler Youth to Church of England Priest: My Autobiography  by  George Gebauer

Hitler Youth to Church of England Priest: My Autobiography by George Gebauer
March 28th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 326 pages | ISBN: 9781496129246 | 9.73 Mb

The question many people asked him was: How can a chap born in East Berlin, grown up in Hitlers Germany, fighting Allied Troops in Normandy, become a priest in the Church of England? Well, George Gebauer decided to tell them.

This remarkableMoreThe question many people asked him was: How can a chap born in East Berlin, grown up in Hitlers Germany, fighting Allied Troops in Normandy, become a priest in the Church of England? Well, George Gebauer decided to tell them. This remarkable autobiography, written in the 70th anniversary year of his capture shortly after D-Day in World War II, is a valuable piece of social history, which would have been lost if it had not been recorded.

It covers his early years in East Berlin under the Hitler Regime- indoctrination into the Hitler Youth- conscription into the German Army- resulting in his capture by the Americans at the age of 181/2. His time as a Prisoner of War continues from immediately post capture- travelling through England- the transatlantic crossing to New York- is followed by his journey to the western seaboard of the USA.

His life and treatment in the three POW camps in the U.S.A. are described. His repatriation back to England to a POW Camp in Romsey follows when the integration process into the British way of life began. The book then continues with his marriage to the daughter of the Farmer, who owned a smallholding- his exploits of becoming a Farmer- his Discharge from being a POW- and how he became a British Subject. The final Chapters conclude with his calling to the priesthood and his training in Salisbury prior to his Ordination into the Church of England in 1973.

It closes with an Epilogue listing his Appointments as a clergyman. This autobiography gives a fascinating insight into Georges long lif



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