A Thousand Shall Fall: The Electrifying Story of a Soldier and His Family who Dared to Practice Their Faith in Hitler's Germany

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Review and Herald Pub Assoc, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 172 pages
Franz hasel, a 40-year-old pacifist, was drafted and assigned to Pioneer Company 699, Hitler's elite troops who built bridges at the front lines. His religious scruples did not endear him to his superiors. Sarcastically dubbed "carrot eater" and "Bible reader," he finally gained the respect of his unit. Just before he was sent deep into Russia--where all but seven of his 1,200-man unit would die--he secretly discarded his gun, fearing that, as the company sharpshooter, he might be tempted to kill. In Russia he faced a new problem: how to warn the local Jews before the SS got to them.
 

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Contents

TO THE READER
9
The Draft
11
In Boot Camp
17
Political Pressures at Home
24
In France and Poland
33
In the Black Forest
41
Into the Ukraine
49
The Brown House
57
In the Caucasus
101
Life in Frankfurt
106
Bible Studies
116
The Americans Arrive
122
Retreat
134
Return Home
142
Winter Rescue
151
Packages From America
159

Winter Battle
66
Susis Birth
75
Saved by an Angel
84
In Eschenrod
93
Aftermath
166
EPILOGUE
171
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