IamA 97 Year Old Jewish Austrian WWII Survivor who escaped to England and joined the Special Operations Executive in the British army to fight against the Nazis and has now just finished writing my first Non-Fiction novel AMA!
My name is Eric Sanders (although I was originally called Ignaz Schwarz) and I was born in Vienna in 1919.
As a Jew I escaped the Nazis and headed to London where I luckily arrived in 1938. I joined the British Army and eventually the SOE (Special Operations Executive). Since the end of the war I have written several plays and a script for the film 'Nasser' along with two autobiographies (one in German and the other in English) and have now turned my eye, at the wonderfully ripe age of 97, towards writing books.
I have just finished writing a two part book called Mazes (blurb here: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71VR4-JXffL.jpg) and I will also be holding a book launch event at the BAFTA venue on Saturday 16th September, feel free to PM me if you are interested in attending!
Proof: https://imgur.com/a/MCa3p (I will upload a picture of me with a sign when I come back to answer questions!).
Proof 2: https://imgur.com/a/xq86j
Ask Me Anything!
We will be answering questions today at 18:30pm GMT (13:30pm Eastern Time, 10:30am PCT)
1st Edit: Silly me, I put Non-fiction in the title but I meant Fiction! (Grandson's fault)
2nd Edit: Just going to have some dinner, we will be back in 30 minutes!
3rd Edit: Well it's getting pretty late now so we'll finish for today however my Grandson will be back here with me on Thursday 14th September to answer some more of your questions. Many thanks for all of your wonderful questions, I have been truly amazed at the sheer amount of questions and the amount of people who would be interested in this topic!
4th Edit: We are back again today at 18:30pm GMT (13:30pm Eastern Time, 10:30am PCT) to answer some more questions