Karen A. Wyle
kawyle at att.net
Fri Jan 7 15:36:54 GMT 2022
My father, whose immediate family barely made it out of Berlin in 1938 (most of the extended family didn't escape), managed to get himself drafted (as a German national and thus an "enemy alien," he couldn't enlist) to fight the Nazis. Unlike Sylvia's grandpa, he did get to do so -- and then, after Germany surrendered, volunteered to head to the Pacific Theater. The subsequent Japanese surrender may well have saved his life and led to my existence.
On Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:25:07 AM EST, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:
Weird karma - my grandpa, a nice Jewish boy from Poland, immigrated to New
York, joined the army to fight Hitler... and was sent to the Pacific
Theater. So technically he never got to fight Hitler.
We have his naturalization papers, "stationed in the Philippine Islands."
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