By Willy Peter Reese
A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of struggle, Russia 1941-44 is the haunting memoir of a tender German soldier at the Russian entrance in the course of international warfare II. Willy Peter Reese used to be basically 20 years outdated while he came across himself marching via Russia with orders to take no prisoners.
Three years later he used to be useless. Bearing witness to--and engaging in--the atrocities of warfare, Reese recorded his reflections in his diary, forsaking an clever, touching, and illuminating standpoint on lifestyles at the japanese entrance. He documented the carnage perpetrated via either side, the destruction which was once exacerbated via the younger soldiers' starvation, frostbite, exhaustion, and their day-by-day fight to outlive. And he wrestled together with his personal sins, with the belief that what he and his fellow infantrymen had performed to civilians and enemies alike used to be unforgivable, along with his growing to be know-how of the Nazi rules towards Jews, and together with his deep disillusionment with himself and his fellow men.
An foreign sensation, A Stranger to Myself is an unforgettable account of fellows at battle.
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Hamilton, New York, to Pierre Dupong, Luxembourg, 11 August 1939, File 17/0001–03 AE ANLux. 7. Ambassador Davies had later occasion to vouch for Waller’s “ability, good judgment and effectiveness” and the great service he rendered to Luxembourg, together with testimonials from Mr. ” Joseph E. Davies, Washington, to Sumner [Welles], 21 December 1940, Memorandum, Welles Papers, Office Corr. 1940, Franklin D Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY. 8. 00/1363 MP M982/4 RG59 NARA. 9. 0011/492 MP M982/10 RG59 NARA.
Indb C 3/19/12 8:30 AM First Waller home in Luxembourg, site of many July 4th celebrations. Rue des Glacis, Waller residence from 1938. indb D 3/19/12 8:30 AM Sketch of Waller appearing in the Escher Tageblatt 6 July 1936, recounting the Independence Day reception at his home. lu. S. Legation. indb E 3/19/12 8:30 AM Michael Foog. Copyright courtesy of Foog Family Private Collection. To deal with the flood of applications, Waller often typed visa information himself. Copyright courtesy of Foog Family Private Collection.
19 In 1919 Her Royal Highness espoused Her cousin, His Royal Highness Felix, Prince of Bourbon-Parma, whom She created prince of Luxembourg the day before the marriage. ”20 Ascending the throne in 1919, the Grand Duchess Charlotte gave to Luxembourgers two years later their hearts’ desire—a prince, heir to the throne, proudly bearing the name of his great ancestor, that noble ruler of Luxembourg, John the Blind, count of Luxembourg, king of Bohemia, who heroically fell at the Battle of Crecy in 1346.