A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, by Willy Peter Reese

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By Willy Peter Reese

A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of conflict, 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 Willy Peter Reese was once merely two decades outdated while he chanced on himself marching via Russia with orders to take no prisoners.

Three years later he was once useless. Bearing witness to--and engaging in--the atrocities of struggle, Reese recorded his reflections in his diary, abandoning an clever, touching, and illuminating point of view on existence at the jap entrance. He documented the carnage perpetrated by way of either side, the destruction which was once exacerbated through the younger soldiers' starvation, frostbite, exhaustion, and their day-by-day fight to outlive. And he wrestled along with his personal sins, with the conclusion that what he and his fellow squaddies had performed to civilians and enemies alike used to be unforgivable, together with his turning out to be wisdom 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 conflict.

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