Picking up the Pieces from Portugal to Palestine
As a conscientious objector prior to World War II, author Howard Wriggins joined the American Friends Service Committee. A young idealist who left his graduate studies in political science to assist refugees fleeing Hitler's madness, Wriggins batted out daily letters on an ancient Underwood portable to describe the cruel events he witnessed. He shares his experiences as he came to know numberless refugees and prisoners in Europe and the Middle East. Professor Wriggins has used his letters to tell a riveting personal story about the horrors of governmental persecution and the war to end it, in the midst of which idealism nevertheless persisted.