The Cherries of Freedom: A Report
Toby Press, 2004 - 88 Seiten
A German soldier deserts in Italy during the Second World War, and for the first time, experiences real freedom. A classic of post war Germany.
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I didn't like beer stains; they seemed incongruous next to the spotless volumes of
Lenin and Upton Sinclair that I would buy every month if I had earned some
money. Sitting here waiting was oppressive. Heini Suderland, who at that time
The enemy was on the march. And we were waiting for the order to take action.
No, in fact we weren't even waiting; we knew the Party wasn't going to issue any
such order. Not the Communist Party; not the Social Democratic Party; nobody.
Before the march-off from Denmark he had spoken to us all, finishing up with the
words: "For those who don't do their duty when we meet the enemy, I have six
rounds ready and waiting in my pistol." That was Lieutenant Meske. "I was there a
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing
As much philosophy and personal review as it is memoir or history, this short "report" by Andersch has some truly great moments. As he moves through his experiences living in the years of the Third ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
The cherries of freedom: a reportNutzerbericht - Not Available - Book Verdict
Best known for his novel Sansibar (an international best seller translated into English as Flight to Afar), German author Andersch (1914-80) was a young man when he was caught in the terrible ... Vollständige Rezension lesen