With the support of family and friends, Oskar set out to tell his story. His detail of events grabs your attention right from the start as he brings you into his world before the war begins. Oskar's ability to recapture surviving the Holocaust as a young boy is like no other.
A Boy's Story, A Man's Memory - Surviving the Holocaust 1933-1945
Autobiography by Oskar Knoblauch
In this stirring and remarkable true account, I (born in 1925 in Leipzig, Germany) reflect on my childhood and youth while growing up in my native Germany. Thrust into the dark years of Nazi Germany's hatred and brutality of Jews, I write of my family's struggle to survive the Holocaust of World War II (1933 -1945). Character rich, emotionally gripping, and historically relevant, my story tells the chilling and poignant details of those years. During this time, as I move from boyhood to manhood, I never lose hope and faith not only in myself but in the unlikely people who would make the ultimate difference in this life and death time of my life.
Siegmund got his nerve up and said, "But coach, my brother and I are German. We were born right here in Leipzig." The coach who was our friend only a week ago replied, "That doesn't matter!" You are Jews and are the enemy of our great country!"