Since you may be thinking of a book for your favorite person or a friend who may be interested in historical fiction or culture in the Blue Ridge Mountains, I am going to give you some shopping ideas from the books that I have written this year. They are all available on Amazon and if you act now, they will be to you before Christmas.
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- THE SEEDS by N.W. Boyer (historical fiction)
- BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY BEAUTIES by N.W. Boyer
- OLD TIMERS of the BLUE RIDGE and MORE by N. W. Boyer
Children’s Books are also available. Great books for Grandparents to give or for parents to read with their children with questions for discussion at the end.
All children’s books by Nancy W. Boyer (for elementary students or early teens)
- CROOKED CREEK FIR TREE ( a Christmas story)
- WILLY THE WORM
- LINDA LONG LEGS
- ANNA and THE ATTIC
- RUNNING AWAY RITA
- BETTY BIG EARS
- TERRI TENNIS SHOES
- SARA STICKY FINGERS
- WAYS TO BE HAPPY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (for very young children)
Whatever happened to SS. General Hans Kammler?
This is the question that many history readers are asking and will enjoy THE SEEDS novel that attempts to answer it.
THE SEEDS, a historical fiction novel by N.W.Boyer
THE SEEDS originated from a blog that I have written for a number of years called Boyer Writes. One post on World War II and the Nazis, who fled to Argentina and other places, seemed to be of great interest to my readers. I was amazed that one particular post called What Happened to General Hans Kammler? received hits every day for years. Some readers wrote me that they knew where General Kammler had lived or that he was an uncle who was elderly and had escaped prosecution. Readers even started to make comments back and forth to one another because they were certain that they knew the answer to the question of the General’s whereabouts.
Who was General Hans Kammler?
General Kammler, as portrayed in this book is entirely fiction. The accounts of him, based on historical facts is that Kammler, from 1944, was head of advanced weapons development in Nazi Germany, including the Me-262 jets, the V-2 rockets and perhaps even the exotic Bell Project.
This fascination about General Kammler also led me to explore the thoughts of where he might be hiding and thus, this novel evolved.
First, I gave it birth online with the help of pictures and videos found on the web. Many of the places described in the novel, as the World Seed Vault in Norway, sometimes referred to as the “Doomsday Seed Vault” or the people, places and cultures of the Middle East, are generally not known or understood by other parts of the world. This only increased the mystery behind the writing.
I hope you will follow or return often to this blog site to see what other books I have written. Thank you for reading.
See further information on THE SEEDS: Available on Amazon in paperback or on Kindle.
SPECIAL NOTE by the author: This blog has received the most hits worldwide than any of my other blogs, which may say something about the fascination that people have for history and the unknown facts of history. People have commented that their relatives were somehow connected with General Hans Kammler, but can not prove such claims. Readers have argued back and forth concerning their claims…as I receive an email each time they comment. What it matters all in all these many years later is probably of little consequence in that most of the criminals of the Nazi era are dying off even if they did escape the punishments that was due them. Regardless, the speculation goes on….and readers enjoy the mystery. Thanks for reading and wondering.
As the Russians were approaching and the Germans knew the war was lost, the project that was to be a great defeat to the Allies was in danger of falling in the hands of the free world. No one was to know the secrets of the anti-gravity machine that was being tested. To be certain of this Gen. Kammler had a number of his top-ranking scientists put to death. They were not going to tell anyone anything that had been discovered.
Who was Gen. Kammler?
General Dr Hans Friedrich Karl Franz Kammler was an engineer and high-ranking officer of the SS in Nazi Germany. He oversaw SS construction projects and was put in charge of the V-2 missile program. Kammler was born in Stettin, Germany. Rising to at least 3rd in seniority within the 3rd Reich, Hitler put him, as a civil engineer, in charge of a very important project. Years later, it has been suggested that Hans Kammler had possibly been part of the American strategy known as Paper Clip.
Operation Paperclip was the OSS program (Office of Strategic Service) to recruit German scientists to work in American science programs. It seemed a strange thing that at the Nuremberg Trials, almost no mention was made of Kammler. He was also charged with constructing facilities for various secret weapons projects such as the Messerschmitt Me 262 and V- 2 rocket. It is also certain he constructed concentration camps and crematorium. It is known that he visited Auschwitz with Himmler. Perhaps this was to see if his construction of a death facility was working properly.
He was married with children. He called himself a Gottgläubiger or one who broke away from Christianity. Did he die in 1945 as some believe? If he died, there are about four possibilities of how that could have occurred.
- That he committed suicide with a cyanide capsule on 7 May, 1945.
- That he shot himself in the head on 9 May, 1945.
- That he asked his aide Zeuner to shoot him.
- That the Soviets executed Kammler along with 200 other SS soldiers
Others do not believe that he died and perhaps went with other Nazi soldiers into seclusion in South America. One thing is definite. The Bell and Kammler disappeared…
Special Note: If you would like to order my historical fiction book that brings a story of suspense and drama to the possibility of where Hans Kammler may have hidden, click this link to my book entitled The Seeds. Click this link