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From Hitler to Trujillo
by Alfredo F. Vorshirm
ISBN: 978-1-886420-92-2

From Hitler to Trujillo by Alfredo F. Vorshirm is a memoir by a Holocaust survivor. The gripping story embodies the Jewish European experience during and after World War II and dramatizes the events that impelled Vorshirm to the Dominican Republic at the height of the Trujillo dictatorship.

Living in a country other than the one of his birth when World War II broke out, Vorshirm found himself first imprisoned by the European Allies because he was an Austrian-German enemy and then imprisoned by the Germans when he was caught in a raid without legal identification papers and in possession of illegal foreign currency. After being held and tortured in a Gestapo jail for nearly a year, he joined the Italian partisans where he was wounded. Eventually, he served with a unit of the US 82nd Airborne Division and took part in the liberation of Europe. After the war, searching for a homeland, circumstances caused him to choose residence in the Dominican Republic

Cover art by Joel Barr

About the Author

Alfredo F.Vorshirm was Ambassador, Director of the Office for Strategic Studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and held several other posts. He was fluent in Spanish, English, French, German, Dutch, and Italian. He was a newspaper columnist and lecturer. He was also the author of From Swastikas to Palm Trees (1991) and De la Esvastica a la Palmita (1993). Alfredo Vorshirm died in 2001.