Suddenly an Englishman
By Louis Hagan
Category War Memoirs, Autobiography, True Stories,
About Suddenly an Englishman
Celebrated journalist and author Louis Hagen escaped Nazi Germany, emigrating and starting a new life in England. But when war was declared in 1941, Louis found himself on the front lines in Arnhem, as well as billeted amongst the poverty of Kolkata. A story of riches to rags and back again, Suddenly an Englishman shows how luck and determination played a part in one Jewish German's life during and after the Nazi regime.
About Louis Hagan
Louis Hagen was a teenage German Jewish refugee, a British army glider pilot at Arnhem, a journalist, writer and children's film producer. He had a spectacular life. Born in Potsdam, near Berlin, he and his four siblings grew up in a Bauhaus-style villa built by their father, a banker with bohemian leanings. Louis was always known as "Büdi", a diminutive of brüderlein , or little brother. His blissful childhood was shattered in 1934 when, aged 15, he was thrown into Schloss Lichtenburg concentration camp. A housemaid had denounced him to her Nazi boyfriend after finding a postcard he had sent his sister with an anti-Nazi joke on it.
Published: 20 January 2022 Pages: 250 ISBN: 978-1-86151-859-0
Size: 5”x 8” / 203 x 127mm Price: £12.00 Format: Paperback
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