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Survival: A Refugee Life ➾ [Download] ➾ Survival: A Refugee Life By Fred Bruemmer ➳ – Thomashillier.co.uk Born in Latvia, Fred Bruemmer experienced as a boy the evils of both Nazi and Soviet rule, the dispossession of his family and the murder of his parents by the Soviets He was sent to a Soviet labour c Born in Latvia, Fred Bruemmer experienced as a boy the evils of both Nazi and Soviet rule, the dispossession of his family and the murder of his parents by the Soviets He was sent to a Soviet labour camp in the Ukraine, where he posed as a boy of twelve he was actually fifteen to increase his chances of survival After years of starvation, mistreatment and diseaseonly one out of every hundred prisoners survivedhe returned to a war ravaged Europe as a DP displaced person Seeking a life far from devastated Survival: A Kindle - Europe, he immigrated to Canada to work in a gold mine in Northern Ontario This was his first introduction to the North, and he quickly fell in love with the harsh beauty of the landscape And so began what would be a stellar career as an Arctic photographer and authorSurvival is Fred Bruemmers brilliant memoir of his years under Soviet oppression and imprisonment, his decision to leave devastated Europe, and his embrace of the North.


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  1. Adrian Adrian says:

    Canadian arctic photographer Bruemmer writes about his early life He grew up in Latvia as part of the ethnic German community In 1939 Germans were forced out as the Soviet Union took control of the Baltic countries His parents were shot by Soviet soldiers and he was separated from his sister At age 14 he was put in a prison camp and worked in the coal mines of Ukraine, escaped from there only to be reimprisoned in a chemical factory He survived horrible conditions, typhus, starvation the wh Canadian arctic photographer Bruemmer writes about his early life He grew up in Latvia as part of the ethnic German community In 1939 Germans were forced out as the Soviet Union took control of the Baltic countries His parents were shot by Soviet soldiers and he was separated from his sister At age 14 he was put in a prison camp and worked in the coal mines of Ukraine, escaped from there only to be reimprisoned in a chemical factory He survived horrible conditions, typhus, starvation the whole deal by learning to steal and scrounge In 1947 he was repatriated to his homeland Germany and eventually made it to Canada where he first worked in the gold mines of northern Ontario As usual with this kind of memoir you take the author at his word there not being anyone around to corroborate the facts But I have a niggling doubt about some of his adventures The trip to Dresden in 1947 did he really go He had no reason to travel there other than the sermon he delivers on the fire bombing of the city It doesn t feel genuine to me Still, a very fascinating life


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