A Boy Growing Up Under The Nazi Boot And The Greek Civil War
The story of a young child growing up under the Nazi occupation of Greece, followed by the horrors of the Greek Civil War. A true story of survival and courage in the midst of famine and death, and coming to America to live the American dream.
I was born in a small village in Greece named Vresthena, located 20 miles north of Sparta, in a poor but loving family, with two other siblings: my brother, and my sister, all working the farms to grow enough food to survive.
When I was five years old playing soccer with my friends in the Platia (the square), I will never forget what happened that day that changed my life forever.
Interesting Story That Brought Back Many Memories
"This is an entertaining book from a great storyteller. He provides a realistic description of the horrors of the Nazi occupation in his Greek village and his family’s struggle to survive. His adjustment to life in America, learning a new language, going to college and becoming a successful businessman, husband and father is inspiring. He is proof that for those who are willing to work hard to achieve it, the American dream is within their grasp. His account of meeting and marrying Katie, the love of his life, is a story no doubt repeated many times and savored with each retelling. This book is a great legacy for his children and grandchildren and anyone wanting to understand what it’s like to leave their homeland behind to start a new life in America."