Dr. William B. Stanford
Lizzi & Fredl: A Perilous Journey of Love and Faith



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   Dr. William B. Stanford's book, Lizzi & FredlReaders Favorite Gold Medal Award Winner, was awarded the 2010 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner




  Gold Medal Winner for best Biography in the non-fiction category. 



I am Dr. William B. Stanford, author of Lizzi & Fredl: A Perilous Journey of Love and Faith.



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About the Author

Dr. William B. Stanford is a practicing optometrist in California. He has been married for thirty-nine years and has two grown daughters. Wendy is an attorney working with the law firm Rutter, Hobbs and Davidoff in Century City, California. Christine works for one of the Big Four accounting firms in New Jersey. Lizzi and Fredl is the biography of Stanford's parents, Lizzi and Fredl Steiner.

About my latest book, Lizzi & Fredl: A Perilous Journey of Love and Faith

Austria, 1938. Europe trembles under the shadow of Hitler and the spreading threat of Nazism. Though some Austrians welcome the idea of belonging to the Fatherland once more, many more fear such a day. The Steiners are one such couple that dreads that ultimate day.

They have carved out a successful life for themselves in Vienna. Twenty-seven-year-old Fredl is an accomplished master jeweler, while twenty-six-year-old Lizzi is a professional dressmaker. When Fredl receives papers ordering him to Munich, Germany, to serve the Nazis in their war preparations, the couple knows they have no choice: they must leave Austria. As Hitler and his troops gain force in their homeland and annex Austria, Lizzi and Fredl endure a harrowing flight to France, uncertain whether they will ever see their country again.

But France holds no safety for them. Fredl is captured by French Nazi sympathizers and must outwit his captors to survive in Vichy-controlled concentration and labor camps. Separated from Fredl, Lizzi evades arrest and relies on her guile and chutzpah to search for her beloved husband.

What follows is an incredible seven-year odyssey filled with danger and endurance. From their long, arduous journey to Paris to Fredl's unbelievable rescue from a train bound for a Nazi death camp, Lizzi and Fredl delivers a remarkable true story of courage, faith, and overwhelming love.

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