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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2018 9:32 p.m. PST

"Ottoooo..! That scream, that horrible scream, the scream that has echoed and reverberated in his head for the last 71 years. That scream, shrill and terrible, that only he can hear now, as he sits at his dining table in a small house at the end of a quiet, dead-end street, in a quiet living room with a vase of tulips and a gingerbread heart on the shelf, with the words "Opa is Fantastic" written on it with icing.


The scream transports Heinz Otto Fausten back 71 years to a trench in Kalikino, Russia, 2,240 kilometers (1,400 miles) away. The journey takes him a fraction of a second. Suddenly he is 21 again, and caught in a ruthless, violent world where life is about nothing but survival….."
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Silurian08 Aug 2018 8:29 a.m. PST

Fascinating and moving. Thanks.

I hope that biography is translated into English some time.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)


wrgmr108 Aug 2018 6:48 p.m. PST

Yes, interesting story. I would love to read the book.
My wife's grandfather was drafted into the Wehrmacht in 1940 into the 281st security division. He was 32 with 2 little girls.
Sent to the Russian front as a cook, he was killed at the battle of Newell outside Veliki Luki October 29, 1942. Sad ending.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 11:04 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it too my friend!.


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