bcauchi wrote:That is fantastic, thanks for the info. He seems to have been a remarkable person. Would be nice to go and buy from his pharmacy. I thought that he might have lived in Brazil since there were many Germans who lived there after the war. I myself communicated with Martin Drewes a Luftwaffe nightfighter ace who lived in your country. Unfortunately he passed away in October of last year.
Yes, in the south of Brazil the German colonization is very strong. Martin Drewes lived in the city of Blumenau, distant 251 km from Curitiba. I have a book in portuguese language autographed by him. Unfortunately he died last year.
The book's title is "Sombras da Noite" (Dark Shadows). In "Sombras da Noite", Major Drewes presents his memoirs in a linear manner. There are no traces of grudges or regrets. There is space for funny stories and philosophical ramblings.
In this autobiography , the author tells us about his personal life and its struggles. Full of surprises and difficulties , but without losing the horizon.
After WWII , he chooses Brazil as homeland, where he began the arduous process of
adaptation in a foreign land and different language.
Persistent and always kind, gained the friendship of many people. A man thankful for everything and everyone.
Martin Drewes, was one of those rare people , extremely modest and reserved, but had a contagious mood. His story serves as a reference for each of us.
This book is sold out at the publisher, but if I find one, you accept as a gift?