Sheltered from the Swastika

Memoir of a Jewish Boy’s Survival amid Horror in World War II


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About the Book

In the short span of 17 years, the first 17 years of his life, he was known as Peter Korytowski, Pierre Engglenger and Pierre Boivin, depending on who was hunting him at the time. Nine years old and his world had collapsed. It was 1940 and Hitler had unleashed the Blitzkrieg—bombs were exploding all around him, changing everything. This moment of terror catapulted him into an epic nine-year adventure during the Second World War. He was forced to abandon his home, his family and his childhood. Like a bad dream from which he could not awake, he began an alternate existence—that of a refugee, prey for the Nazis, part of old French nobility, a resistance participant and a rebellious orphan. But most of all, he learned how to be a survivor.

About the Author(s)

The late Peter Kory was born in 1931 in Berlin to parents who later perished in Auschwitz. A former real estate developer and professor of architecture at the University of Cincinnati, he lived in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Peter Kory
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 234
Bibliographic Info: 28 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7045-7
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9248-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      ix

Preface      1

Chapter 1.      5

Chapter 2.      1

Chapter 3.      25

Chapter 4.      38

Chapter 5.      49

Chapter 6.      69

Chapter 7.      60

Chapter 8.      64

Chapter 9.      89

Chapter 10.      92

Chapter 11.      99

Chapter 12.      106

Chapter 13.      117

Chapter 14.      126

Chapter 15.      137

Chapter 16.      150

Chapter 17.      158

Chapter 18.      165

Chapter 19.      179

Chapter 20.      188

Epilogue      195

Bibliography      217

Index      219