An untold story of World War II - Asian soldiers in German uniforms captured on Omaha Beach on D-Day

Sunday, August 16, 2015

On June 6, 1944, among those captured by American forces on Omaha Beach were soldiers in German Wehrmacht uniforms who had Asian features and spoke a language no one immediately understood.

Who were these men and how did they happen to be posted on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day? It turns out they were Korean and this is their story.

How in Heaven’s Name: A Novel of World War II by Cho Chongnae, tells the story.

Enjoy a reading and discussion with Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton, translators of numerous volumes of modern Korean fiction. The Fultons have received a National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship, the first ever given for a translation from the Korean, and a residency at the Banff International Literary Translation Centre, the first ever awarded to translators from any Asian language.

Book sales and signing will follow the program.

Thursday, August 20, 7-845pm, Shoreline Library large meeting room, 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline 98155.


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