Hans Roland

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Hans Roland (born 1931) is an Australian author and teacher.

Born in Hamburg Germany in 1931 he grew up at the time of the rise of the Nazi Party. Whilst Roland joined the Hitler Youth his family joined an underground movement to assist Jews to leave Germany. Later his Hitler Youth group fought against the invading Russians. He wrote about his experiences in A Family Under the Jackboot. In 1952 he emigrated to Australia where he taught woodworking the Royal Institute of the Blind.