The book chronicles the escape of Dr. Gutmann and his family from Nazi Germany and their eventual emigration to the United States. He recalls how his family was affluent in Germany. His father was a successful businessman, who had received the Iron Cross for fighting for Germany in World War I. They had a chauffeur, maid and nanny and lived in a nice house. After they relocated to America, however, things changed drastically. His father could not find work and used the money he was able to bring with him to purchase a farm in New Jersey.
“Richard Road: Journey from Hate” can be purchased in the WVUH Friends Gift Shop, WVU Health Sciences Center bookstore and on Amazon.com.
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