The origin of this diary was a gift of my 75 year old aunt Elsa in the mid 90s.
It was written by her brother in WWII with a now fading pencil in a kind of old German sutterlin style. So, I decided to type it to be able to read it fluently.
The story was so fascinating that I decided to publish and share it in its original language after my aunts death in 2015. The diary covers the last few months my uncle was alive before he was killed at age 24 as a soldier in Russia.
The diary covers a small part of WW II from a different point of view what most articles report about the war and Hitlers strategies. It`is the point of view of a young PFC with all the worries and thoughts most soldiers had in the unknown and strange situation of a war.