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Suddenly, While Abroad: Hitler's Irish Slaves #2020

Suddenly While Abroad Hitler s Irish Slaves In this thoroughly researched and engrossing study author David Blake Knox explores a lesser known incident in Irish history a fascinating and tragic story of hardship and struggle that has for too l

  • Title: Suddenly, While Abroad: Hitler's Irish Slaves
  • Author: David Blake Knox
  • ISBN: 9781848402003
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • Suddenly, While Abroad: Hitler's Irish Slaves By David Blake Knox, In this thoroughly researched and engrossing study, author David Blake Knox explores a lesser known incident in Irish history a fascinating and tragic story of hardship and struggle that has for too long remained hidden In February of 1943, during World War II, 32 Irish merchant seamen were captured by the Nazis and sent to a labor camp in northern Germany They were beIn this thoroughly researched and engrossing study, author David Blake Knox explores a lesser known incident in Irish history a fascinating and tragic story of hardship and struggle that has for too long remained hidden In February of 1943, during World War II, 32 Irish merchant seamen were captured by the Nazis and sent to a labor camp in northern Germany They were being punished for refusing to join the German war effort, and they became part of a slave workforce that was used to construct an enormous bunker The Nazis believed they could build a miracle boat in this bunker a new type of U boat that they thought could win the war for Germany To achieve that goal, they were prepared to work thousands of their slaves to death, including five of the Irishmen who died in one of their camps This is their story Although focused on the fate of fewer than three dozen men, Suddenly, While Abroad is a valuable contribution to the literature of the Nazi horror, and serves to remind us that all of the millions of others who suffered were just ordinary people as well The NYMAS Review, Issue No 59, Winter 2015 Subject History, Irish Studies, World War II

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    1. This book may have been one of the most infuriating I have ever read Every time you think you have reached the pinnacle of anger, you read something else about how De Valera s government completely and utterly let the country down during this period, and realise that in fact it is possible to become angry The treatment of the deserters who left the Irish army to fight in the UK army the abandonment of the captured merchant seamen, the connivance of diplomats with Nazis, even the behaviour of th [...]

    2. I am ashamed at my lack of knowledge regarding the level to which Irish men and women served in the war and my ignorance of what they suffered both during and especially after the war was over Especially repugnant is the way in which they were disregarded by the Irish Government and the Irish people and even today we still live in ignorance.

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