Evil on the Wind
This novel starts in 1937. When Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933 he set about establishing a pure Aryan race, wiping out other races, most especially the Jews. Persecution of the Jews quickly became a national way of life, and as a result of the terrifying persecution and hatred, many Jews fled from Germany and sought refuge in other countries. Ruth Friedmann and her four children, their home and small shop burned down, and her husband Kurt, arrested by the SS following a terrifying an anti‑Jewish riot, are forced to flee. Ruth seeks aid from relatives and friends, but they too are terrified and refuse to help.
With the help of the Jewish Affairs Office, Ruth is able to make contact with other Jews and with a rabbi who arranges for her and the family to cross into Austria, but once again they find themselves fleeing for their lives as German troops march into Austria.
This is compelling fiction based on historical fact. Those of us who lived through World War 2 and were able to provide work for the many Jews who had escaped the tyranny of Nazi Germany will recognise the truth in this unique account of Hitler’s Final Solution.