Feldzug im Osten: Campaign in the East (English and German Edition)

 
9781934703922: Feldzug im Osten: Campaign in the East (English and German Edition)

World War II diary of Private First Class Heinz Postenrieder, German soldier who served during the campaign in Russia and as a prisoner of war. An expert photographer, Postenrieder's book includes over 150 photographs of his time in the war. The book was originally written in German but includes the English translation of his diary by Postenrieder's daughter Christine Miller.

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Heinz Postenrieder was born Jan. 24, 1907 in Mering by Augsburg and studied theology before becoming an optician's apprentice. He was drafted in 1939 and eventually was taken as a prisoner of war. Befriended by a Russian physician who helped secure his release in Nov., 1945, Postenrieder opened an optician's office in the pulverized inner city of Pforzheim, Germany in 1947 and founded the Neues Optikerjournal in 1959 and later the controversial Optika (currently Opti) in 1974. He died in Pforzheim in 1979.

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Informative first-hand account of life on the battlefield in Russia during World War II. The unlimited photos magnify the gruesome conditions for soldiers and civilians alike. --Ragu Hermscht

Tremendous work! How few first-hand accounts we yet have on hand of WWII and fewer still of those from the German soldier's perspective. Adding to this book's appeal are the unlimited number of photographs and the German/English translation. A genuine look at war and its effects. --Geoff Tesch

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