Prisoner experiences

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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...
Simon Braitman cried when he was liberated [Annotator’s Note: by the 71st Infantry Division on 4 May 1945]. He could...
Erwin Johnson was a prisoner of war being held in Mukden, Manchuria when he was told the war was over on 17 August 1945...
Red Cross packages would come once every few weeks. Even though Martin Richard smoked, he saved his cigarettes. He...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Massey served in the Army as a BAR man in the 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry...
James McDermott was in Moosburg [Annotator's Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany] when it was liberated on 29 April...
Norman Bussel arrived in Moosburg [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII A (Kriegsgefangenen-Mannschafts-Stammlager VII-A),...
One morning around 1 May 1945, Paul Bosworth woke up to the smell of coffee which was unusual. He woke up Byron [...
Itka Zygmuntowicz stayed in Auschwitz until 18 January 1945 when she and the other inmates were marched out of the camp...
After returning to the United States, Gwendolyn Mugliston's father decided to return as a family to the Philippines. He...
While a prisoner of war in Timisu, Romania, Robert Rans was somewhat aware of the significance of the raid on Ploesti [...
American paratroopers arrived at John S. Johnson's prison camp to tell the prisoners to stay put until they could be...
Peter Somogyi felt there was a chance he had been liberated when he saw a Russian soldier outside the window [Annotator...
[Annotator's Note: Philip Whitman was captured after bailing out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber and...
The Russians liberated the camp where Luba Keller was held. Keller was hiding because the bombs were falling around...
Wanda Damberg got up to go to the bathroom one morning and saw a nun along the way [Annotator’s Note: Damberg was in...
[Annotator's Note: William Albright was a prisoner of war in Stalag XVII-B in Krems an Der Donau, Austria.] They...
James Bollich was liberated by the Russians. Near the end of the war, the Japanese put out an order for all POWs [...
Ben Steele was told the war was over by a Japanese officer. At first, the Americans did not believe him, but American B...
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...
On 3 February 1945, Angus Lorenzen saw a Marine Corp dive bomber fly over the internment camp of Santo Tomas, Manila,...
Carroll Knutson and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were liberated by Patton [Annotator's Note: US...
Towards the end of World War 2, Susumas Ito and his regiment [Annotator's Note: Ito was a member of 522nd Field...
Erwin Johnson spent his furloughs in New Orleans, Louisiana. After his furloughs were exhausted, he went to Camp Shelby...
On 13 April 1945, Micha Tomkiewicz and his mother were liberated from a prison train by American soldiers and taken to...
James McDermott does not think the Japanese surrender affected him as much as the war in Europe ending did because he...
Melvin Baker was concerned that his family would not know his status after he was captured. Later, he was allowed to...
Ben Steele was on a detail when he passed out on the side of the road, stricken with malaria. When he was finally able...
It took five and a half days for James Bollich to reach Camp O'Donnell [Annotator's Note: American instillation used as...
Norman Mineta saw no newspapers in the camp. No radios were allowed. The only mail that arrived came from family...
Stalag Luft III [Annotator's Note: in Zagań, Poland] was not bad for James McDermott. It was a break between boredom...
Paul Bosworth was in Moosburg [Annotator's Note: Stalag VII-A, Moosburg, Germany] until he was liberated. The camp was...
Leon Grunte was locked up in a cattle truck going to prison in the Soviet Union. He went through parts of Latvia. He...

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