Prisoner experiences

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One day, they [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] loaded Alfred Raymond Mosher and others onto an inland sea ferry and...
John S. Johnson was transported to Fengtai Prison Camp in May 1945. Conditions were miserable there. After a month, he...
At Morrison Army Airfield in Florida, Richard Notebaert's old crew broken up, and he was assigned to another crew that...
Oran Harris did not know the exact nature of his mission on Palawan Island until he reached the prison. A Navy ship in...
Micha Tomkiewicz was on a train from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp to Theresienstadt [Annotator's Note: a...
After Korea, Walter Bowsher served as the San Diego brig warden. In 1953, he was in charge of the escort section of men...
George Hood returned home after the war. He flew in from the Pacific and then cross country. He had a little money and...
Samuel Lombardo did not think much of the German people. He felt they were negligent in allowing Hitler's [Annotator's...
Alois Kopp returned from the war in a mood to celebrate. He ate and drank far too much and was advised by his father to...
Mark Rubin recently had a meeting in his house of 25 to 30 people for the Holocaust Museum [Annotator's Note: United...
There was no dentist in the camp and James Bollich had some teeth decaying. Anytime someone was sick and thought they...
Joseph Vater believes Manchuria [Annotator's Note: Manchuria, China] was the coldest place on Earth. He was given a...
After a short time at Stalag IV-A [Annotator's Note: in Moosburg, Germany], Thomas Houdek and other prisoners were sent...
Joseph Massey was born in September 1925 in Argo, Alabama. He had five brothers and he was the youngest. There were...
Micha Tomkiewicz was born in May 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. He was an only child as his parents were young when he was...
Erwin Johnson says that the guards at Camp O'Donnell [Annotator's Note: Capas in Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines; former...
Glen Kuskie was transferred from Camp O’Donnell [Annotator's Note: Camp O’Donnell prisoner of war camp on Luzon Island...
Norman Bussel had to bail out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress over Berlin, Germany. He and 65 other prisoners...
Daniel Crowley, now a prisoner of war, reached the Cabanatuan [Annotator's Notes: Cabanatuan, Philippines] prison camp...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator that was shot down over Ploiești, Romania. He says...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Simon Braitman was nine years old when the Germans attacked Poland in September 1939. About a month and a half later,...
When Luba Keller was walking from her concentration camp to work in the munitions factory she would talk to God and ask...
Murray Glass had a resentful band master who took offense at Glass not playing the French horn according to his MOS [...
[Annotator's Note: Henry Armstrong served in the Army on a forward observer team in Battery B, 607th Field Artillery...
[Annotators Note: Barbara Pathe worked for the American Red Cross (ARC) on a Red Cross Clubmobile attached to various...
William McCool was adversely affected by his experiences in the Ohrdruf concentration camp. It took eight years after...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
James Bollich thinks there were radios in other camps [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war camps], but not his. He got...
Peter Somogyi found that when he was in officer's school in Israel, he faced a big problem. His fellow trainees who had...
James Bollich's younger brother never made it overseas. One brother died in a fighter pilot accident and the other died...
James Livaudais saw that the German troops in Ludwigslust, Germany tried their best not to be taken prisoner by the...
Ben Steele worked two miles underground in a Japanese coal mine. It was very tight because of the way the ground...
Wanda Damberg’s wounded friend [Annotator’s Note: shot during the liberation of Los Baños] survived and went on to...
Peter Somogyi survived the gas chambers twice. That unique survival resulted from him being a twin. [Annotator's Note:...
Robert Inghram was shot down early in the war [Annotator's Note: during the Dieppe raid in August 1942]. He was given...

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