Prisoner experiences

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The war made Joseph Massey appreciate life a lot more. [Annotator's Note: Massey gets emotional.] He got a better...
In 1944, Daniel Crowley was a prisoner of war and worked as a slave laborer in a copper mine in Ashio, Japan. He was...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
Micha Tomkiewicz and his family were living in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Because of his father's Polish Army...
A friend of Henry Langrehr's, Jim McMillen, had been beaten up badly by a German guard with a club. The SS [Annotator's...
By the end of January 1945, Carroll Knutson could hear the artillery fire in the distance as the Soviets advanced into...
Henry Langrehr had some near misses while evading recapture [Annotator's Note: after escaping from a prisoner of war...
[Annotator's Note: Philip Whitman bailed out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber over Vienna, Austria on 13...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Doolan was a navigator on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber that was heavily damaged...
Marietta Baham worked at Jackson Barracks [Annotator's Note: Louisiana National Guard base in New Orleans, Louisiana]...
For Rosette Goldstein, life on the farm continued until one day men with guns arrived. The Martin family hid Goldstein...
Jack Taylor was temporarily assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) for two weeks when his ship [...
Clarence Derrington entered France [Annotator's Note: with the 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division on 22...
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...
James McDermott would get barley soup once in a while from the Germans [Annotator's Note: while a prisoner of war in...
Gwendolyn Mugliston and her family were liberated from the Los Baños Internment Camp and taken to Bilibid Prison for...
Erwin Johnson assigned to work details. If they worked, they got a little more to eat so he volunteered for any detail...
Curtis Brooks was aboard a transport aircraft after being liberated from the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila,...
[Annotator's Note: Clyde Nordstrom was in Japan on occupation duty and was a guard for the emperor's summer palace.]...
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...
[Annotator's Note: The tape cuts and then comes back to William Albright in midsentence.] In Wendover [Annotator's Note...
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...
Heavyweight champion Joe Louis [Annotator's Note: Joseph Louis Barrow, professional boxer] joined the Army. Samson...
Henry Little was told to get on a truck with 12 men, but not told his destination. Achering [Annotator's Note: likely...
Joseph Massey was discharged as a PFC [Annotator's Note: Private First Class]. There were no promotions. He was only a...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and the 745th Tank Battalion passed right through the Siegfried Lines...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Doolan was captured and taken to Scheveningen, The Hague, Netherlands, along with his copilot...

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