Prisoner experiences

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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...
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...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
Most of the inmates of the Dachau concentration camp spoke Hebrew which Arthur Seltzer could somewhat communicate with...
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...
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...
Henry Malec, along with three or four other men, was transported by truck to his first combat experience. It was very...
Jacob Finkelstein ran away from captivity a second time with his cousin. His escape was successful that time [Annotator...
Paula Knobler was lucky that she worked at a camp not in the German territory [Annotator's Note: the camp was in...
Arthur Seltzer reached Munich, Germany. The troops could tell the war was coming to an end. That was the location of...
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
Peter Somogyi saw his father taken away within a week of 19 March 1944 [Annotator's Note: the day Germany occupied...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and the 745th Tank Battalion passed right through the Siegfried Lines...
Henry Malec brought Hermann Göring into a waiting room prior to some sort of interrogation [Annotator's Note: this was...
Norman Mineta and his family were transferred to the Japanese-American internment camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming [...
Arthur Staymates thought Hess [Annotator's Note: Rudolf Hess was one of the highest ranking Nazi leaders under German...
Jack Carver had some rotten adventures during the war. There were two particularly bad ones. As he approached a...
Peter Somogyi returned to his hometown and met his mother's cousin, Mickey, and some other male survivors [Annotator's...
It was dark when Henry Malec was removed by stretcher from the cellar where he had been treated after being wounded at...
Peter Somogyi learned of Simon Wiesenthal from his reputation as a postwar hunter of Nazi war criminals. He first heard...
Dell Lauderdale was at Sugamo Prison where there were six cell blocks separated by an iron gate. Behind the gate was "...
Bernard Marcus was instructed to report to the commanding general of the counterintelligence Corps in Frankfurt. The...
Joseph LaNier was 15 years old and working in a nightclub when an incident happened in Columbus [Annotator’s Note:...
Eva Gross was sent to the Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp in Poland [Annotator's Note: this was after a short stay in...
Peter Somogyi felt there was a chance he had been liberated when he saw a Russian soldier outside the window [Annotator...
Wanda Damberg got up to go to the bathroom one morning and saw a nun along the way [Annotator’s Note: Damberg was in...
Norman Mineta saw no newspapers in the camp. No radios were allowed. The only mail that arrived came from family...
Judith Baron and her family lived in a nice apartment in a mixed neighbor in Hungary. The landlady was not Jewish, but...
When Rosemarie Weber finished high school, she met a priest named Father John. Father John suggested that she look up...
Luna Kaufman found that her Russian liberators believed in free love. That meant the liberators felt that they had the...

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