Title: Tomslake : History of the Sudeten Germans in Canada. in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Hancock House, Saanichton, 1978, ISBN:0888390025
Seller ID: 26507
AMSTATTER, Andrew. Tomslake : History of the Sudeten Germans in Canada. (Saanichton, B.C.: Hancock House, 1978). Pp 183. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, blackcloth. "The first attempt by a Sudeten German Canadian to record and publi sh his pioneer reminiscences, and as such it has historical value, both in terms of the European background to World War II and the settling of the Canadian West. Amstatter was in the Sudetenland experiencing Nazi terror at atime when Canadians were still largely ignorant of Adolf Hitler's plans to conquer the world, but unlike so many other Europeans he was able to escap e the holocaust of 1939-1945. His distaste for fascism spurred him to join the Canadian Army and to spend some three years in Europe, and like so manyCanadians during World War IOI he played a part in destroying the Nazi reg ime." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Germans in Czechoslovakia; 2. Becoming Political Refugees; 3. With the Help of Friends; 4. Flight to Freedom and Exile; 5. Emigration; 6. Fears and First Impressions; 7. The Land Settlement Company; 8. The First Year; 9. Frustration and Humiliation; 10. Our OwnFarms; 11. Hazards; 12. A Community Develops; 13. Language and Education; 14. Women and Work; 15. Time Out From Work; 16. Visitors and Neighbours; 17. Changes Trough Time; 18. Alpha and Omega. Vg in spine-sunned dj. 30.00