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By Eric H. Vieler

A trip on My Own tells the tale of Eric Vieler, born in the USA yet raised in Hitler's Germany, the place he observed the persecution of Jewish acquaintances and skilled the bombing of towns. After being expelled from a Nazi-run academy, he crossed conflict strains to arrive his domestic. On Easter 1945, he encountered American troops, grew to become their interpreter, and witnessed fierce scuffling with. He joined British profession forces, doing numerous jobs for nutrients as repayment. Vieler's quest for his American identification was once fulfilled whilst he was once repatriated to the United States at age fifteen, yet ideas of independence have been thwarted while, because of his age, he used to be required to wait public tuition. even supposing he held after-school jobs, his fundamental aid used to be via a brand new York urban welfare organization. In 1950, Vieler enlisted within the military, was once commissioned at age nineteen, and went directly to serve in Korea, the place he was once heavily wounded and two times adorned for valor.

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Harrington, who had replaced Harry Hopkins as commissioner of the agency in December 1938. Harrington, an engineer, inherited the charge of bolstering the WPA against a rising tide of conservative criticism for its alleged leftist sympathies and wasteful spending.

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