Lars G. Petersson, born in Sweden 1951. Having worked as an unskilled labourer in a variety af areas, he trained as a massages therapist and worked at Bad Soden-Salmünster, a spa in the vicinity af Frankfurt am Main in the early seventies.
Lars worked for 20 years in different psychiatric and social institutions, primarily in Denmark but also in Malmö, Sweden, London and Edinburgh. He worked for two years at the detention centre in Copenhagen, the Western Prison, at the time of the war between Iran and Iraq in the eighties and there he met a large numbers of deserters from both sides of that senseless and cruel conflict.
Over 20.000 deserters and war resisters paid the ultimate price at the hands of Hitler’s brutal war judges and executioners; thousands of others dies in prison-camps and penal battalions.
Even for those who escaped death, life was never the same. Today many of those who once refused to serve the Nazis live as pariahs, scorned by a society that professes to hate the regime they had actively opposed.
In contrast, their judges, masters of unbelievably draconian sentences, thrived in post-war Germany and beyond as honoured men in prestigious positions. Deserters is the story of this incredible injustice. It is the disturbing story of what happened to those who refused to fight for the Third Reich, and – even more disturbing – it is the story of an international community that has turned its back on them.
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