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Escape and Return: Memories from Nazi Germany

In the course of gripping anecdotes, the author describes his life as a Jewish boy in Nazi Germany, as a young immigrant in the Bronx, as a G.I. fighting against his former fatherland, and as a perceptive visitor in post-war Germany.

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Fritz is featured in the first volume of CHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST. Published in 2014, The Heart and soul of CHUTZ-POW! is driven by the commitment to honor those who perished, to celebrate those who survived, and above all else, to educate. We did not add special powers or fictional characteristics to the amazing lives of Les Banos, Moshe and Malka Baran, Dora Iwler, and Fritz Ottenheimer: instead, we chose to highlight the strength, courage, and love that exist inside all of us. We can all be up-standers… everyone has the power to be a superhero.