A tale from the heart

Image of fire in Moncayo, Zaragoza. Credit: [email protected]

Farewell to Hamburg

By Dieter Rudolph


Written by Costa Blanca resident Dieter Rudolph, this is a refreshing and new outlook on war-torn Germany as experienced and told autobiographically by a young German boy from Hamburg. Re-live his experiences of life during the Hamburg Firestorm destruction in 1943. With his father missing in action on the Eastern Front presumed dead, the war ended and his mother befriend a British soldier. This Welshman who worked in the British Army kitchens was able to ‘supply’ the necessary food to keep the family from going hungry, often via difficult and extraordinary means to ensure his own position was not damaged.

Dieter tells all of this in a heart-wrenching tale from the destruction of Hamburg to peace time on the Welsh coast.

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