You never really know someone until you take the time to get to know them. It’s remarkable what you might find out!
Karl Boldt was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1934 during the early years and rise of Hitler as Chancellor and dictator of the Nazi party. Karl’s father passed away right after he was born. His mother remarried and had a little girl. Then the bombing in Hamburg began. The sirens would wake them in the night and four year old Karl with his mother and baby sister would have to go into a crowded shelter with gas masks until the bombing stopped night after night. He remembers being frightened, crying and not wanting to go.
Karl’s mother and his two-year old sister were buried alive in one of the bombings. His mother tied a rope around the two of them so not to be separated; thankfully both were rescued.
At age six the German Red Cross came to his home taking Karl away to be placed in foster care as they did with many of the boys during Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Karl lived in several homes, one in southern Germany in Bavaria, living with a farm family where a maid took care of him. He said he remembers several POW U.S. Soldiers being there working the farm who were always nice to him.
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