The Day the Nazis Came: The True Story of a Childhood Journey to the Dark Heart of a German Prison Camp

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5.4 X 8.4 X 1.4 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Stephen Matthews was born in Guernsey in 1938 and, following the German invasion of the Channel Islands in 1940, he was illegally deported to Germany, with his father and mother, in late 1942 They were eventually liberated by Free French forces in 1945. He later joined the elite British Colonial Police Force in Northern Rhodesia and there received many awards and commendations, before starting afresh in the world of finance. Now eighty-two years old, he divides his time between France and China.


"When Steve Matthews, author of the forthcoming book The Day the Nazis Came, and his family were forced to leave Guernsey in September 1942 for a Nazi prison camp, his mother told him they were going on holiday. Aged four, he embarked on a journey through occupied France to an abandoned prisoner of war camp in Dorsten, ending at an internment camp in southern Germany. The process was a direct retaliation by Hitler after British forces interned German nationals in modern-day Iran . . ."-- "BBC News"
"This memoir brings one family's experience vividly to life."-- "Kirkus Reviews"