Prisoner experiences

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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...
Felix Polito and the 1st Special Service Force were part of the breakout from Anzio beachhead. They were about ten...
Peter Somogyi arrived in mid-afternoon in the cattle cars [Annotator's Note: after a horrible three day journey in a...
Eva Gross reached the place of selection at Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: she had just completed a terrible three day...
Eva Gross returned to Auschwitz as the war was nearing its end. Her mother was with her. Her mother was a very forward...
Harvey Segal fought through France and then into Luxembourg and Belgium. His battalion [Annotator's Note: 37th Field...
John Howland had taken flight courses and was ready to join the Air Force but was restricted from becoming a pilot...
Dell Lauderdale went home after completing his service in the Marine Corps. After six months out of the military, he...
Eugene Vaadi and his crew were shot down by MiG-15s [Annotator's Note: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15, NATO name: Fagot] over...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
Andrew Kiniry reached Hohra and then entered into Buchenwald. The sights in the concentration camp were unbelievable....
Angus Lorenzen took regular types of classes in the Japanese internment camp at Santo Tomas University in Manila,...
The Japanese were friendly towards children, so Angus Lorenzen did not fear them. He talked with them until about four...
Dominick Sgobbo remembered taking prisoners back to headquarters and having to prevent non-combatants from mistreating...
[Annotator's Note: Pocoroba asks the interviewer to repeat himself several times throughout the interviewer.] Joseph...
William McCool crossed the Rhine River. He and another soldier were sent forward as scouts. Hidden by grape vineyards,...
Most of the inmates of the Dachau concentration camp spoke Hebrew which Arthur Seltzer could somewhat communicate with...
Frank Hartzell felt animosity toward the enemy when he encountered a column of concentration camp survivors. He had...
Luna Kaufman was shipped to Germany to work for the same factory who owned them before [Annotator's Note: Kaufman was...
Leslie Aigner and the other inmates were weak when they entered the camp [Annotator's Note: Dachau concentration camp...
Nathan Taffel and his brother were forced by the Germans to leave their labor camp and begin a death march. The weather...
Peter Somogyi met Dr. Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele, also known as the Angel of Death] while he was in...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
By the end of January 1945, Carroll Knutson could hear the artillery fire in the distance as the Soviets advanced into...
Jack Taylor was temporarily assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) for two weeks when his ship [...
Due to advancing Russian and Allied forces, Donald Scott and his fellow prisoners of war were marched from their prison...
Henry Malec, along with three or four other men, was transported by truck to his first combat experience. It was very...
George Haines received jungle training on Goodenough Island, New Guinea. He and his unit [Annotator's Note: 34th...
Jacob Finkelstein ran away from captivity a second time with his cousin. His escape was successful that time [Annotator...
[Annotator's Note: David Oreck served in the US Army Air Forces as a navigator on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
Louis Frydman reached the border between France and Germany after being in Auschwitz. [Annotator's Note: Frydman had...
Louis Frydman and the inmates of the Kochendorf concentration camp were forced marched to avoid discovery by the...
Curtis Brooks was aboard a transport aircraft after being liberated from the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila,...
Paula Knobler was lucky that she worked at a camp not in the German territory [Annotator's Note: the camp was in...
Angus Lorenzen, his sister and mother were internees in the Santo Tomas Camp in Manila, Philippines. On 3 February 1945...
Arthur Seltzer reached Munich, Germany. The troops could tell the war was coming to an end. That was the location of...

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