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German from Silver Valley fled from the world war 2. ”I would rather die at sea than in Russia” said James Bonds dad…

14 Maj

German from Silver Valley fled from the world war 2.

Low 8 hours in the Sound of ice water.

”I would rather die at sea than in Russia”

I'll still die in Russia, a bullet will kill me, I may as well die in the sea.

I’ll still die in Russia, a bullet will kill me, I may as well die in the sea.
So said the 46-year-old Silver Valley shoemaker Johannes Schaefer
to himself for 14 years ago, stepped out into the Sound and ran from
War Denmark to freedom in Sweden.

Gunnar James Bond Schäfer has been looking for his father Johannes since 1959 but has now found a newspaper clipping from 1959.

http://www.007museum.com/Min_pappa_Johannes.htm