The Jew with the Iron Cross, A Record of Survival in WWII Russia by Georg and Phyllis Rauch
Approx. 80,270 words.
Published on June 25, 2011.
During the Nazi regime, young Georg Rauch helps his mother protect the Jewish couples hidden in their Viennese attic. Officially classified 1/4 Jewish, the author is drafted into Hitler's army and sent to fight for causes he detests. Near death many times, Rauch's talents as radio operator, chef and even harmonica player all play a role in his amazing survival as soldier and Russian POW.