Author: Paul Cieslar
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A gripping true story of the power of faith in the face of evil.
This is the award winning autobiography of Paul Cieslar, whose life was suddenly changed when German troops invaded Poland, triggering World War II.
The tranquility of the morning was suddenly shattered when three German fighter planes appeared from behind the mountain of Kubalonka...I could see the grey fuselage, the pilots in the cockpits and the ominous black crosses on the wings. The noise was deafening. The three planes were flying toward me at terrific speed. I saw the flicker of flames as the first plane fired its guns, and heard the trees above my head splintering as the stream of bullets hit them.
Under New Management
As churches are closed, Bibles are confiscated, and those who speak up are taken away to mysterious camps, Paul and his family have a choice to make: quietly comply with Hitler’s law, or stay loyal to their Seventh-Day Adventist faith.
World War II Hits Home
Through vivid descriptions and poignant recollections, Cieslar's voice captures the essence of an era marked by turmoil and fear. From his early encounters with indoctrination to his courageous acts of defiance, you'll be transported into the heart of a story that offers a unique perspective on the darkest chapter of human history.
The soldiers made their way through our house, opening every drawer and throwing the contents on the floor. They ripped up the floorboards and looked inside every jug. They did not tell us what they were looking for. To address them in any way was merely a further avenue to death. They missed the Bible and religious books, which my father had hidden so quickly and effectively.
A Message of Hope
No Heil Hitler! is not solely a historical autobiography. It serves as a beacon of light in the face of adversity, teaching us invaluable lessons about the power of resilience, compassion, and faith in God.
Winner of the National Seniors Literary Prize, 2012
Paul's powerful memoir won the inaugural annual prize from National Seniors australia for an unpublished manuscript written by Australians aged 50 years or older.
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