Liberation of prisoner of war camps

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For Charles Balaza, flights of American planes over the prison camp foretold the oncoming victory. The end was near....
The concentration camp at Mauthausen, Austria was infested with lice, and Martin Baranek said conditions were worse...
Seymour "Sy" Lichtenfeld was liberated by Russian soldiers [Annotator's Note: he was a prisoner of war in Stalag III-B...
As the war drew nearer and nearer to an end, Hugh Colbert and the rest of the American prisoners in the German labor...
A month before Virgil Faust was liberated, the prisoners in the camp began hearing the artillery getting closer. Rumors...
[Annotator's Note: Philip Whitman was captured after bailing out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber and...
Joseph Yourkavitch was a prisoner for about eight months. There was no radio in the camp and there was no word of the...
Returning to his memories of the prison camp, Robert Lents said it was about 25 July [Annotator's Note: 25 July 1945]...
Russell Hoff never thought he would die in a prisoner of war camp. There was a secret crystal radio kept in the POW...
Murray Stein remarked that they were liberated by the 104th Division [Annotator's Note: 104th Infantry Division]. Stein...
Clarence Derrington and his fellow prisoners of war, POWs, were elated to be unexpectedly liberated. The POWs remaining...
Joy Skelton witnessed pamphlets being dropped on her prison camp. They told of the war being over. She always feared...
Wanda Damberg got up to go to the bathroom one morning and saw a nun along the way [Annotator’s Note: Damberg was in...
Henry Freedman and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were anxiously awaiting their American...
Louis Liberato was at the Elbe River and aircraft were flying over them. The war was officially over, but they did not...
David Flynn lost almost half his weight while a prisoner, and was at about 80 pounds when he got out. Some of his...
As they [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow prisoners of war, or POWs] lay there, the 99th Infantry Division...
Alexander Marsh could sense the war was drawing to a close, and his colleagues who had been in artillery could identify...
[Annotator's Note: William Albright was a prisoner of war in Stalag XVII-B in Krems an Der Donau, Austria.] They...
On 15 August 1945 nobody came to pick Robert Rosendahl and his fellow prisoners up to go to work. One of the prisoners...
Ben Skardon said there was scuttlebutt about an American bomb that had destroyed an entire Japanese city, but it was...
In early April 1945, Eugene Vaadi and his fellow prisoners of war were liberated in Moosburg, Germany [Annotator’s Note...
Susan Magnuson Devoe remembers being liberated [Annotator's Note: from the Santo Tomas Internment Camp, or, Manila...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. was liberated on 29 April [Annotator's Note: 29 April 1945]. A pitched battle was fought...
Batavia [Annotator's Note: now Jakarta, Indonesia] was the last camp Joseph DeMott [Annotator's Note: a prisoner of war...
When the atomic bombs were dropped, Fiske Hanley and his fellow prisoners were totally unaware of the events, but...
Dominic Martello was in the barracks laying on the floor, unable to walk or get up [Annotator's Note: during liberation...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout this clip, a woman off camera interjects with comments.] James Ramsey Golden recalled...
Three days into a march [Annotator's Note: from their prisoner of war camp], Gilbert Clift and the rest of the...
The next day Ralph Francis Hogan was imprisoned at a compound, the city was attacked. Instead of going in a bomb...
Robert Tyler Oakes recalls that the prisoners had a homemade radio that they hid from the German guards while he was in...
George H. Roxandich [Annotator's Note: a German prisoner of war] was eventually liberated. The guards were gone, and...
James Bollich was liberated by the Russians. Near the end of the war, the Japanese put out an order for all POWs [...
In April [Annotator's Note: April 1945], Raymond VanDuzer and his fellow prisoners were marched many kilometers to a...
After Edwin McGhee was a prisoner in a second POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp, the advancing Russians...
Toward the end of the World War 2, Alfred Raymond Mosher was put on a train and sent to another camp [Annotator's Note...

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