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Publication Order of The Things Our Fathers Saw Books

The Things Our Fathers Saw: Voices of the Pacific Theater (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Things Our Fathers Saw, Volume II: From the Great Depression to Combat (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War In The Air Book One (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War In The Air Book Two (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up the Bloody Boot-The War in Italy (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
D-Day and Beyond (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bulge and Beyond (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Across the Rhine (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
On to Tokyo (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Train Near Magdeburg: A Teacher's Journey into the Holocaust, and the reuniting of the survivors and liberators, 70 years on (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Matthew Rozell is an award winning blogger, history teacher, speaker and author on World War II and the Holocaust. His work has been featured on ABC World News while some has been aired by the New York State United Teahers, CBS Evening News, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Israeli Broadcast Authority.
Rozell founded the World War II Living History Project and together with his students he has put on paper the testimony of hundreds of World War II veterans. Some of the interviews that he has collected over the years and his actions thereafter have resulted in some members of a train transport ftom the Holocaust reuniting.
They also got to meet with the very men that liberated them from their Nazi captors more than six decades after the events. His work also resulted in the discovery of one of the most famous and iconic photos to ever come out of the Holocaust.

Rozell was brought up in the Adindoracks of the upper reaches of the Hudson River during the 1970s and 60s. Here, where many American Revolution heroes tread, was the place where Matthew spent wandering and wondering as a boy exploring the waterfalls and woods near his home.
Even at such a young age, he went on a quest for connections to the past from the present that are often overlooked by many. He would later channel some of that raw energy into a passion for avocational archeology and some of the many major military discoveries of the Northeast colonial frontier have been credited to him.
Some of these include the bustling colonial trading post near the fort. Fort Edward near the river and the smallpox hospital on Rodgers Island. Working with a dedicated crew he found the west and east barracks of Fort William Henry on the upper side of Lake George.

During the 1980s, Mr Rozell went to SUNY from where he graduated with a history bachelors before he got his masters in education from the same institution. Two decades later, he was awarded with an Alumni Educator of the Year Award from his alma mater. Soon afterwards he became the founder of the World WarII Living History Project.
In the summer of 2001, he interviewed a former tank commander who recounted his version of the Second World War. It was from this story that he would become very interested in the Holocaust and discovered what would become one of the most recognizable photographs of the Holocaust.
“Train Near Magdeburg” a bestselling novel that he wrote brought to life a narrative of reunification, resilience, rescue and survival.

Matthew Rozell got a Medal for History Education from the Daughters of the American Revolution, and got recognition as Teacher of the Year from the Organization of American Historians. He is also a Teacher Fellow of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and also got several local and state awards for her efforts in historical education.
When he is not teaching or do8ing stuff to do with history she can be found taking his family on hiking trips, riding his tractor, working on his house, building furniture and splitting wood. He is married to educator Laura and together they have three children and a menagerie of animals on a huge farm in Washington, New York.

“The Things Our Fathers Saw” by Matthew Rozell is a novel that chronicles the events of World War II.
The first story is that of a man that gets a phone call from his mother while lying on a hospital bed. It was the very phone had been dreading as he couldn’t bear to tell her that he had lost his face to the bullet of a sniper in Okinawa. After several surgeries the young man aged only 19 had been informed that he was going to be blind forever and now has to tell his mother who is 5000 miles away in the US.
During the Second World War LOOK Magazine had written several articles profiling a small American community. It had been portrayed as a patriotic and wholesome model of life for those living on the home front.
Tens of years later Matthew Rozell had tracked down more than thirty veterans of the Pacific War from Tokyo Bay to Pearl Harbor. By the end of 2020 there were no more than 400,000 veterans of the war still living out of more than 16 million that wore a military uniform.
It is from the remnants of these that Rozell set out to write the stories of that generation.

In Matthew Rozell’s “A Train Near Magdeburg” is the story of a watershed moment in the history of the world – The Holocaust. The author makes a reconstruction of one of the lost chapters of the Second World War. During the latter days of the war a death train had been liberated deep inside Nazi Germany full of prisoners headed for the death camps and slaughter.
The author draws on previously unheard and unpublished eye witness accounts, wartime letters and reports, memoirs and survivor testimony to write his work. He brings to life some unbelievable true stories that resulted in the very iconic photographs of liberation that had been taken in 1945 at the fall of Nazi Germnany.
He writes a chronology of events unfolding across Europe and literally traces the survivors’ steps and the soldiers that were responsible for their liberation. The author’s work causes some joyful reunions in Asia, Europe and the Americas more than six decades after the events.
Rozell provides unique insights on the Holocaust that will be relevant for generations to come. The novel features the testimonies of more than thirty Holocaust survivors, fifteen American soldiers, 73 illustrations and photographs many of which have never been published and 10 custom maps. It also comes with extensive bibliographical references and extensive notes.

Matthew Rozell makes a comeback in a second volume of “The Things Our Fathers Told Us”. The author gave each of his students an assignment to find and interview a veteran from World War II. His students interviewed more than ninety veterans and this is what he compiled into a tragic, humorous, informative, mundane and ultimately unforgettable collection of stories. The novel contains the oral history of the brave people that fought to protect their ideology and way of life.

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