AUTHOR FRITS FERERR DESCIBED FIVE YEARS UNDER THE SWATSHIKA THROUGH A CHILD’S EYE.
Author Fritz Ferrer was the guest speaker at the May Luncheon Meeting of the Baldwin County Chapter of MOAA,-(Military Officers of America Association), Thursday, May 19th at the VFW Hall.
Ferrer, author of more than 14 books, is a resident of Gulf Breeze and recently released a new book Five Years Under the Swastika, Through a Child’s Eye.
He described occupied Holland during World War II with a daily occurrence of night bombing by the British and daylight strafing and bombing by the American Fighters-Bombers.
Living in a small town in Eastern Holland, his family was occupied by the Germans before they knew that there was a war on. Fritz told about life with the occupation forces, the bombings, the arrests, the hardships and how they coped and stayed together as a close-knit family.
Because his family owned a Hotel-Café Restaurant, they had soldiers in the house from the first day of the war, May 10, 1940, until the Germans threw them out in February of ’45. The result was that they were allowed to keep the radio and had numerous propaganda magazines in the house, which kept they up to date with the events of the world.
MOAA is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers. It is a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers and their families at every stage of their careers.