Pamela Ellen Ferguson über "Unforgotten"
It was amazing to hear that Franz Thaler’s UNFORGOTTEN is the first memoir about Dachau to be translated into English.
Thaler’s detailed experiences define what it was to be subjected to abuse and tyranny not only as a South Tyrolean conscientious objector in WW2 but as a displaced person in camps and during the long trek home post war. At the brunt of petty little officials – whether German, American, or Italian, Thaler continued to experience insulting behaviour from pro Nazi folks in his home town decades after the war. Thaler offers a sobering account of betrayal and bravery with lessons for anyone today who has the faith and strength to wage a solo stand against fascism.
Pamela Ellen Ferguson