While it may be difficult to picture a mild mannered artist being forced to don a military uniform and go into war, this man’s post-WWII escape story is definitely worth reading. Being held prisoner in Poland by the Russian Allied forces, Fritz Stehwien resorted to ingenious tactics to escape and make his way back home in 1946. This book tells the story of the power of a paintbrush across his journey, along with the unexpected kindness shown by supposed enemies — revealing a level of humanity in times of war that is often left unreported.
This 30 page hardcover includes high resolution images of surviving original artworks by German/Canadian artist Fritz Stehwien, a map of the European locations, photos and more.
Also available in the German language, on demand.