These are stories about the dreams of a German boy named Fritz and his family living in fear and anguish in the City of Wiesbaden Germany during World War II. Night after night, they would run to safety to the nearby air-raid shelter until one day when their mother took the family into the country to Bavaria to wait out the war. In 1945, the mother and children walked for twelve days from Bavaria back to their home in Wiesbaden. They continued to live in an American militaristic zone for several years until the new German currency arrived and their lives took a turn for the better. In 1952, Fritz began his apprenticeship and completed it in 1955. In 1962, after years of working several different jobs, he decided to make the journey to the promised land, the United States of America.