Sudetenland Refugees

The newly published book A New Beginning by Alfred Langer, tells the story of what happened during and after a devastating war.

In the years 1945 and 1946, after the end of WW II, two and a quarter million German citizen were expelled from Sudetenland.  One family was especially impacted by this tragic event. The Langer family was driven out of their home and, as Sudetenland Refugees were forced into poverty, and had to make a New Beginning in a distant land. Sudetenland Refugees, also called Flüchtlinge, suffered unspeakable hardship during their transport in cattle cars and endured sickness and starvation. Their strong faith helped them survive the daily challenge to stay alive. As Refugees, they fought an uphill battle to be accepted in the social strata of their new community, but perseverance and hard work helped them overcome the negative sentiment Sudetenland Refugees had to endure. In Alfred Langer’s book, A New Beginning, The Compelling True Story Of One Man’s Journey Against Overwhelming Odds, he describes, in detail, how his family and other refugees had to suffer. His pursuit to achieve the American Dream when he arrived in the USA motivated him to write about having been a Flüchtling and the struggle to survive as a refugee. He became an American citizen, served in the California National Guard, and became a successful businessman. He and his wife have been married for 42 years. They are parents to one daughter and have three grandchildren. After retiring in 2007, he made it his mission to publicize the little known plight of the Sudetenland Refugees. His is a story that will touch your heart and stay in your mind long after reading the final chapter.

Want to learn more about the plight of Sudetenland refugees? Get your copy of A New Beginning, The Compelling True Story Of One Man’s Journey Against Overwhelming Odds today!