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The Spirit of Hope: Author's Biography of Father Sees Treachery, Faith & Fate Collide. It's One Compelling Insight Into WWII Germany & Its People

Meticulously researched and written by Charles Herchert, ‘The Spirit of Hope: A family's triumph over a storm of evil during WWII’ tells the poignant and uplifting life story of the author’s German father. Shot down in Africa and taken prisoner in the United States, Herchert Senior later returned to the country of his incarceration to escape the tyranny of his homeland and afford his family a new life. God’s amazing grace is proven in abundance in this moving yet ultimately inspiring life story.


Oceanside, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/05/2014 -- Those meeting Charles Herchert will see a proud patriot boasting the perfect all-American family. However, Herchert’s family history tells a powerful story of adversity, determination and eventual triumph over the grip of Nazi Germany.

Herchert knows it is a story that needs to be told, and he is now delighted to announce the release of ‘The Spirit of Hope: A family's triumph over a storm of evil during WWII’. This autobiographical-style life story depicts his father’s career as a German pilot during WWII, his shooting down over Africa and time in the United States as a Prisoner of War.

However, the most gripping part of the story is Herchert Senior’s tireless determination to want only the best for his family; resulting in them leaving Germany at the end of the War and living their dream of a new life in the United States.


In a fast-paced courageous account where truth is more powerful than fiction, Charles Herchert retraces the perilous journey of his family in Germany during World War II. This is the true story of a family whose lives were turned upside down with uncertainty as they struggled to survive each passing day during a dark, despairing time of utter chaos. It is the heroic account of hope and a father’s determination to find his way back home from a treacherous abyss. The Spirit of Hope is a tribute to God’s amazing grace.

“You’d think that someone would be totally opposed to upping sticks and starting a new life in a country where they were held as a Prisoner of War,” explains Herchert. “But the truth is that my father experienced nothing but respect and dignity from the American guards, a testament to this great nation.”

Continuing, “He was always a bold advocate for change and, when the War ended and society in Germany was somewhat stagnant, he decided we should build our lives from the ground up in a place where freedom and opportunity had a real definition. Almost seventy years later, look how far we have come. We literally wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my father’s tenacity and the grace of God.”

This book makes a great individual read, or resource for book clubs, libraries and educational institutions.

‘The Spirit of Hope: A family's triumph over a storm of evil during WWII’, published by Xulon Press, is available now: http://amzn.to/1s4NiN0.

About Charles Herchert
Charles “Chuck” recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his beloved wife, Mary. They have two daughters, two sons, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Chuck and Mary live in Oceanside, California.