The Seventh Escape Author:Jan Doward In the German army, ambulance driver Walter Loge is taken prisoner toward the end of World War II and shipped by boxcar to a gloomy labor camp deep in Russia. — But Loge makes friends with nearly everyone - Germans, Romanians, Russians, soldiers, peasants, guards, and fellow prisoners. He strikes up a tune on the Russian balalaika and watches th... more »e light dance back into the eyes of a yardful of guant, discouraged prisoners. Near starvation, he still jokes with his captors: "Why do I want to work in the kitchen? That's where they keep the food, isn't it?" He escapes from a coal mine and marches along a country road with a crowd of Russian peasant girls singing the Sunday School song, "Always Cheerful."
Loge escapes six times, and on the seventh he manages to cross Poland and move westward toward Berlin to find his wife and three children, hoping they are still alive.« less
This is a great book. It is about a German man who worked for the German Red Cross during World War II named Walter Loge'. Walter was captured by the Russians and taken deep into Russia to a prison camp to work, and live under very poor conditions. Walter was a Christian and after 7 escapes he made it back to Berlin to his family in 1945. Walter was kind to all along his path and learned to play the balalaika, a Russian instrument. He shared whatever food he had with the Russians or whoever he was with. After being reunited with his wife and children in Berlin in 1945, 8 years later he immigrated to the United States with his family. They live in the Unites States today.
This book was republished this year under the same title and story.