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On 4 February [Annotator's Note: 4 February 1945] Curtis Brooks looked out and saw all of the American military. Right...
Dominick Sgobbo remembered taking prisoners back to headquarters and having to prevent non-combatants from mistreating...
Zhanna Dawson worked with a tuner to tune the orphanage piano [Annotator's Note: because of her playing talent, Dawson...
By the end of January 1945, Carroll Knutson could hear the artillery fire in the distance as the Soviets advanced into...
Curtis Brooks was aboard a transport aircraft after being liberated from the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila,...
Angus Lorenzen, his sister and mother were internees in the Santo Tomas Camp in Manila, Philippines. On 3 February 1945...
On 3 February 1945, nine American planes flew over the camp very low and slow. Curtis Brooks told his brother he...
Annaliese Nossbaum came across letters she and her mother had written after their liberation from Mauthausen [Annotator...
On 2 March 1945, Eugene Vaadi and his crew were shot down over Dresden, Germany and taken prisoner. On 4 April 1945,...
[Annotator's Note: John Angier was a prisoner of war in Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany.] The German forces held even...
Mark Rubin did not wear the Star of David, the yellow star, in the camps. That only lasted about a year at the...
A week or so after they [Annotator's Note: Floyd Dumas and another escaped prisoner of war named Bill Robb] got there,...
David Flynn lost almost half his weight while a prisoner, and was at about 80 pounds when he got out. Some of his...
Daniel Szafran was in Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz II-Birkenau in Brzesinka, Poland]. The food situation was...
In early April 1945, Eugene Vaadi and his fellow prisoners of war were liberated in Moosburg, Germany [Annotator’s Note...
John Kerner was with Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr.] as he crossed France....
John W. Towle was given a jeep ride after leaving the Bovary family and arrived in Paris at the 15th Air Force...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator that was shot down over Ploiești, Romania. He says...
Larry Dawson told Zhanna Arshanskaya Dawson and her sister Frina that their transport to America could be arranged so...
Curtis Brooks does not really think about the atomic bombs being dropped on Japan. That it hastened the end of the war...
Robert Rans says that after being liberated from his prisoner of war camp in Romania, it was an unbelievable feeling to...
Donald Scott and his fellow prisoners of war were told by the liberating British soldiers to sit and wait for someone...
Angus Lorenzen, his sister and mother left Manila, Philippines aboard the SS John Lykes and were repatriated to San...
After they got into Rome and were interrogated, Floyd Dumas and Bill Robb went their separate ways. They stayed in...
Judith Meisel and her sister were treated nicely at the convent [Annotator's Note: they had just escaped a death march...
The thing Steve Pisanos thinks about the most from the war was when he crash landed in France. When he arrived at the...
Raymond Zager drove into the compound [Annotator's Note: Gunskirchen Lager Concentration Camp in Austria]. There were...
Milosevich did not know of the plan to pull back.The Germans flanked the position and captured hole after hole. They...
John Angier was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft VII-A [Annotator's Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany] STalag VII...
A few days after being liberated from their internment in Santo Tomas in Manila, Curtis Brooks and his brother were...
John Kerner crossed the Elbe River where his unit [Annotator's Note: 110th Medical Battalion, 35th Infantry Division]...
Photograph. A building with "Hitler muss sterben damit Deutschland lebt [Hitler must die so Germany can live]" written...
Photograph. German civilians and infantrymen of the 3rd Infantry Division destroying Axis weapons in a street. Official...
Photograph. Courtyard with trees surrounded by buildings, servicemen standing around in shadows in the foreground....
Photograph. Gothic building facade, the Military Government building from previous photographs in this series, and...
Photograph. Infantrymen of the 3rd Infantry Division sitting on a military jeep towing a trailer; the jeep is headed...

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