HAMILTON’S Wolfgang Schueller has an incredible story to tell with a reissue of his autobiography and it is a story which has caused friction with people who are not used to hearing a different side of history.
Mr Schueller, who turned 87 this month, said his book, which covers his childhood in eastern Germany to immigrating to Australia and settling in to the Hamilton community.
In between the fairly harmonious beginning the end of the book is the rise of the Nazi Party and the war in Europe, defeat in Berlin at the hands of the Red Army and escape as a prisoner of war.
Mr Schueller said his serialising of his autobiography in The Spectator and its original hard-cover publication caused some people to confront him in letters to the editor and even in person.
“People said I was a friend of Hitler but my autobiography doesn’t mention anything about it, is just about what I learned at school growing up in Hitler’s time and in the German Army,” Mr Scheuller said.
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