Prisoner experiences

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The attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941] did not...
James McDermott was being held in the British, North, compound at Stalag Luft III in Zagań, Poland. That is where The...
Clyde Nordstrom did a lot of sightseeing in Japan. He visited a Shinto temple and just roamed around. He thought the...
Sterling Baker was transferred out in the country to a Navy ammunition dump as a guard [Annotator's Note: near...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator taking part in Operation Tidal Wave over Ploiești,...
Upon arrival his at Auschwitz, Leslie Aigner saw Doctor Mengele [Annotator's Note: Doctor Josef Mengele chose who lived...
Nick Cristiano feels that his Japanese prison guards did not know the war was coming to an end. They were brainwashed....
While in prison in Nuremberg, Germany, Norman Bussel would get information from the outside from a crystal radio a...
Itka Zygmuntowicz was 15 years old when she was taken to the Nowe Miasto Ghetto. There were outbreaks of typhus there...
They walked to the factory with Japanese guards who would turn them over to the factory guards who were Manchurians and...
Dell Lauderdale was on a ship for 14 days en route to Japan. He woke up and saw little people scurrying around and...
Paul Bosworth was in Nuremberg [Annotator's Note: Stalag XIII-D Nürnberg Langwasser, Nuremberg, Germany] for a week and...
Micha Tomkiewicz, his mother, and one uncle, Stanislaw Tomkiewicz, were in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. They...
James Bollich was on one of the first ships to take prisoners from the Philippines. The Japanese put 2,000 men into a...
Henry Langrehr and his fellow prisoners of war entered Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz I; Oświęcim, Poland] in a...
Opal Grapes saw the first patients arriving by midmorning or noon [Annotator’s Note: on D-Day, 6 June 1944]. The...
Kenneth F. Thomas was captured by the Germans one night. One was an SS [Annotator's Note: Schutzstaffel; German...
Norman Bussel was a prisoner of war inn Nuremberg [Annotator’s Note: Stalag XIII-D Nürnberg Langwasser; built on former...
Hans Siverts' activities in England were in several locations. His hospital [Annotator's Note: 4th Convalescent...
Melvin Dahlberg was in the battle for Hill 1098 [Annotator's Note: part of Maritime Alps in Southern France]. They were...
Norman Mineta, his mother, father, and two sisters moved to Evanston, Illinois rather than living in Chicago where his...
Elisabeth Bolster learned to speak English because her mother wanted her to leave the country [Annotator's Note:...
James Bollich was going to work [Annotator's Note: Bollich was a prisoner of war in Mukden, Manchuria, China] when he...
Reva Kibort and her family were forced into the Warsaw Ghetto surrounded by its ten foot high walls. The Jews lost...
Louis Frydman felt the Warsaw ghetto uprising was just a matter of choosing how to die. [Annotator's Note: Frydman...
After Richard Jaccarino was released from the hospital, he was sent to a replacement depot on Saipan, and within a...
Frieda Weinreich remembered two girls who ran away from a work camp and ended up coming to the Parschnitz Slave Labor...
[Annotator’s Notes: Lewis Thomas Easterling, a fighter pilot in the 365th Fighter Squadron, 358th Fighter Group, 9th...
Malcolm Johnson had been a civilian contractor on Wake Island when he was wounded and taken prisoner by the Japanese....
For Dracos Burke, the Nuremberg trials were fascinating, because he was interested in the law. President Roosevelt [...
George Allen says the officer accommodations in New Mexico were okay. Most of the time they were in the field though....
Malcolm Johnson had been a civilian contractor on Wake Island when he was wounded and taken prisoner by the Japanese....
Henry Langrehr was working in the mine the first day and he was sent work with an old Czech [Annotator's Note:...
Malcolm Johnson was a civilian contractor working on the airfield at Wake Island when the Japanese tried to land troops...
Photograph. Chinese civilians standing in front of the closed gate at the entrance of American barracks; United States...
Photograph. Japanese soldiers grasping a rope as they are hauled out of the ocean and into a Coast Guard rescue boat....

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