An Historical Sojourn
About the Book
The world has been inundated with horror stories about what the Germans did during the last century, but most Americans know little about what was done to the Germans or to German Americans. In Justice Denied, author Dr. Joe Wendel offers a complete picture to the story about how Germans and German Americans were treated.
Presenting a balanced portrayal of history, Wendel discusses the destruction and the unconditional surrender of Germany and details many personal and emotional accounts about the mistreatment, the terror, the mass murder, the starvation blockade, the expulsions of millions of ethnic Germans, and the raping of thousands of German women by the occupying forces.
Justice Denied gives us a wide-ranging history of Germany and German Americans, with a focus on providing insights into the two twentieth-century world wars from the viewpoint of a German American who lived in Austria during World War II. It offers compelling facts, interpretations, and points of view unfamiliar to most Americans, including the personal stories of German Americans sent to interment camps in World War II.
About the Author
Dr. Joe Wendel is a retired educator. As a teacher, soccer coach, and school administrator, his goal was to inspire his students to attain their potential and realize their loftiest dreams. His former students and players continue to express their gratitude for his guidance and motivation.
His avocation includes being a musician and band leader. He and his band have entertained at many of the finest establishments, and they were the featured band at the Ameri-Flora Expo, where some five million guests from around the world enjoyed their music. The universal language of music gives expression to the deepest and noblest sentiments of the heart and soul.
Dr. Wendel began producing and hosting radio programs in 1961. He has aired thousands of hours of programs on various stations and interviewed many dignitaries. For two years, he enjoyed being the sportscaster for the Cleveland Stokers, the outdoor professional soccer team. He was in the press box at the Cleveland Stadium, while the great international soccer star Pele displayed his athletic skills. Dr. Wendel was honored with the Freedom Award by the American Nationalities Movement and is the recipient of the prestigious Presidential Lifetime Service Award for his significant contributions and patriotism.
Americans are aware that our entire Japanese population was uprooted and incarcerated during World War II. What most Americans seem to be unaware of is the fact that these cruel injustices were perpetrated also against tens of thousands of German Americans as well as Italians, Hungarians, Bulgarians, Latin American Germans, German Jews, and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Prior to being released, the internees and their guards were forced to sign an oath never to speak or write about their experiences in the camps, with threats of being reincarcerated.
Justice Denied familiarizes the reader with historical facts that have, all too often, been ignored, falsified, or killed with deafening silence. This book provides more light regarding the many human rights violations in the American internment program and the brutality against Germans in Europe at the end of and following the war.
The reader will enjoy four hundred years of German-American history and their monumental contributions to this great nation. The book presents a comprehensive picture of the twentieth century. May justice postponed not become justice denied.