An Unplanned Roundtrip recounts author Arthur O. Klein's transition from life in a middle class Jewish home in prewar 1930s Vienna to a new life as an American citizen after serving in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps in 1947. Beginning with the entry of Adolf Hitler into Vienna in March 1938, Klein's memoir details the subsequent separation of his family in August 1938 as he and his father were forced to leave his mother and sister and flee to Luxembourg and their eventual reunion in September 1939. Klein describes moving through France, Spain, Portugal and Cuba before arriving in the U.S. in early 1945, where he was immediately drafted into the U.S. Army. His memoir includes a description of his training as a Special Agent of the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps and of his eventual discharge after a serious car accident in West Germany in December 1946.
Arthur O. Klein is a Registered Patent Attorney and the managing partner of the Connecticut Professional Corporation and Intellectual Property law firm of Klein & Vibber P.C. He is a member of the New York and Connecticut Bars. He graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science from New York University in 1952 and with a degree of Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1958. Klein received his primary and high school educations in the following chronological order: Vienna, Austria; Luxembourg; Marseille, France; and Habana, Cuba.
1 Vienna 1927-1938 2 Luxembourg 1938-1940 3 Occupied France 1940 4 Vichy France fall of 1940-December 7, 1941 5 Lisbon, Portugal December 10, 1941-late January 1942 6 Crossing the Atlantic on the Nyassa in January and February 1942 7 Habana from February 1942 to the Beginning of 1945 8 You Are in the Army Now (Beginning of 1945 to March 1947)
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