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Walter Hess’s tender and evocative memoir recreates his transplantation across three continents and two decades — until his return to Germany as an occupying American soldier in the early 1950s. Written with sensuous detail and deep psychological insight, A Refugee’s Journey gives eloquent voice to the refugee experience within contemporary Jewish history and the broader experience of humanity today.

“This family story of good fortune mixed with terror details an odyssey and a most difficult coming of age. It is also a course in world
history. Lucidity triumphs over darkness as Walter Hess’s personal story becomes a history of our troubled age, our troubled and marvelous humanity.”
—Barry Wallenstein, author,Drastic Dislocations, New and Selected Poems