The Day the Nazis Came Here : The Astonishing True Story of a Childhood Journey from Nazi-Occupied Guernsey to the Dark Heart of a German Prison Camp Paperback
By the time he was six, Stephen had been bombarded by the Luftwaffe and deported from occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp in the heart of the Third Reich.
He had seen men die in front of him, walked with Jews straight off the cattle-trucks from Bergen-Belsen, and had his hand broken by a German guard for attempting to feed Russian prisoners.
After three and a half years of imprisonment, they were eventually returned to a Guernsey which had been stricken to the core by Nazi occupation.
Told through Steven Matthews own extraordinary experiences, as well as writing from his mother s diaries and previously unpublished photos of historical significance, this is an utterly unique memoir.
Depicting the world of Nazi prison camps through the eyes of a child, it tells not just of the prisoners desperate plight, but provides a reminder that human kindness may flower in the unlikeliest of places."
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/10/2016
- Category: True stories of heroism, endurance & survival
- ISBN: 9781786061287