Gerhard’s book in the sunny southwest!


From Mark Dawson: I finally received my own copy of the finished book out here in sunny Tempe, Arizona! This is very exciting to me, since my mother and I have been helping Gerhard in various ways to bring his book to print.


I was particularly keen to see the cover that I had designed. I’m pleased to say that I think it came out very well!


[I actually received Gerhard’s book several weeks ago, but I have been on the road and couldn’t post images until now.]

Second printing!


With only a relatively small number of signings and speaking engagements behind him, Gerhard’s book has already sold most of the first print run in the first month – so he has ordered a second printing!

There are still some copies in stock, so if you don’t want to wait, you can order now right here:


Why can't somebody just die around here?
by Gerhard Maroscher, $24.95

You can pay with a credit card - you do NOT have to have a PayPal account. Look for the other options on the right hand side of the next screen.

If you want more than one copy you will have the opportunity to change the quantity on the next screen.

Media Mail postage is $3.99 per book. Sales tax will be added to orders for Ohio residents.

For the moment international orders are being handled directly with Gerhard.
Orders will ship within 1-3 days via USPS Media Mail, which takes 2-9 days to arrive.


Book signing – Lithopolis, Ohio, followup


The last customers today at the book signing at Das Kaffehaus today were knowledgeable about WWII and fun to talk to.

Several people stopped in at Das Kaffeehaus in Lithopolis, Ohio, to chat with Gerhard and get a signed book.

Fabulous book! Could not put it down!! – Mary-Ann Baughman Abbott


Amazing story! Could not put the book down. Everyone should read this! -Becky Stevens

Book signing – Lithopolis, Ohio


Gerhard will be signing books tomorrow, Saturday, from 9am – noon at das Kafeehaus in Lithopolis, Ohio. If you’re around Lithopolis this is a good chance to pop in and see Gerhard, and if you aren’t around Lithopolis it’s a really pretty drive to get there – makes for a nice Saturday excursion!

Das Kaffeehaus, 45 E. Columbus Street, Lithopolis

Reader testimony – Tiffany Bauman

At the book signing yesterday morning in Circleville, one of Gerhard’s friends and fellow yoga student had some good things to say about Gerhard’s book:

This account of actual events takes you on a journey into the human spirit and the will to survive under the worst circumstances imaginable and unimaginable. This is the side of war that our history books never discussed: the mothers who had to make unbearable decisions in fractions of a second, the fathers who were forced into the military or work camps never knowing if their family was alive, and the children who almost died from starvation.


This book is a must read for everyone. War is horrible and this will put you right in the thick of the fear, agony, strength, bravery and joyous moments of this family’s life. It will remind you just how lucky you are and make you look at life a little differently…possibly with gratitude.

Thank you Gerhard Maroscher, this has been a blessing to me!

Gerhard will return to the Scioto Valley Coffee shop in Circleville, Ohio, this Friday from 9am-noon to sign books again, so if you missed him yesterday, you’ve got another chance later this week!