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Subject: Re: [GV] GER-VOLGA Digest, Vol 2, Issue 198
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 08:25:11 -0600
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I would also like to receive the compilation of stories. Thank you so much
for doing this!
Dian

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Today's Topics:

1. Re: German POWs in WWII ()
2. Compilation of stories about POWs (Carla Wills-Brandon)
3. POW stories ()
4. Re: POW stories ()
5. Re: POW stories (Charles Parcels)
6. Pytagosk, Russia (Joel Davies)
7. Pyatigorsk, Russia (Joel Davies)
8. FW: Compilation of stories about POWs (Shauna)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 15:30:56 EDT
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Just thought you all ought to know that there are many websites on this
subject on the internet. I just checked and and found 10 pages of
listings. Now
maybe one of you readers here can make sure our stories of the GRs that
befriended the prisoners etc. can find a way to have a compilation of the
GR
stories available on the internet. I will look forward to a compilation
of
this in the AHSGR Journal or wherever it goes.

Some years ago I was in correspondence by e-mail to someone who was working

on compiling all the locations of the German POW camps in the USA and was
trying to set up some sort of archive with names as well so that this could
be
accessed by the computer. This person even had some special exhibits set
for
use at various "fairs" around the U.S. Has anyone seen such?? For some
reason I can not locate in my many files this source since having moved to
a
retirement home this past year. This subject does make a very interesting
story
and should be out there for others to know about. Especially how our own
people, the GRs, were helpful to these prisoners. Thank you all for
sharing at
this time.

Virginia Less




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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 12:20:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: Carla Wills-Brandon <>
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And me!

Carla

J Welch <> wrote:

I would also like to receive it too. Thanks




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>> From: Thelma Mills
>> Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 10:39:15 -0700
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>> Subject: Re: [GV] Compilation of stories about POWs
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>> I also would like a copy - and thank you so much for gathering these
>> stories. Thelma Mills
>>
>> On 7/11/07, Larry Miller wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello Marvin.
>>>
>>> Please add me to the list of folks to receive your compilation of
>>> stories
>>> shared about German POWs. And thanks for doing it!
>>>
>>> Larry Miller / Spearfish, SD
>>>
>>> www.galeymiller.org
>>> www.blackhillsmonitor.blogspot.com
>>> http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~unterdorf/index.html
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>>> Message: 4
>>> Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 14:13:47 -0400
>>> From: Marven C Weitzel
>>> Subject: Re: [GV] POW's
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>>> I am an editor and have been compiling these letters in a desktop
>>> publisher. When I finish, I'll be glad to forward you a copy in a
>>> format
>>> you can use.
>>>
>>> Marven Weitzel
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Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 16:21:50 EDT
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I was the one who started the POW stories and I'm glad it took such
interest.

Yes Marvin, please put me on your list of compilation of stories about
POW'S.

My next question, I didn't hear from anyone in California. Did California
have German POW"S ???

We had at least two camps here in the fruit country of Berrien County,
Michigan. The Benton Harbor Armory and a camp at the end of Oxbow Road in
Sodus,
Michigan.

Paul Koehler
Village Coordinator for Stahl am Tarlyk and Bangert.
1468 St Joseph Circle
St Joseph, MI 49085


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Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 15:42:54 -0500
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Found this information:

"Smithsonian" magazine of June 1995; pages 126-143; titled:

"By Convention, the enemy within never did without."
During W.W.II, 375,000 German prisoners of war lived so well in
US POW camps that thousands migrated back to become citizens.

Also referenced in this article are these:

"Nazi Prisoners of War in America" by Arnold Krammer, Stein and
Day [Briarcliff Manor, New York], 1979.

"Hitler's Last Soldier in America" by Georg Gaertner, Stein and Day,
1985.

"Stalag: U.S.A." by Judith M. Gansberg, Thomas Y. Crowell [New
York], 1977.

"Prisoners of War" by Ronald H. Bailey, W.W.II series [Vol. 30],
Time-Life Books [Alexandria, Virginia], 1981.

"The Faustball Tunnel" by John Hammond Moore, Random House,
1978.

Any of these can probably be gotten through your local public library.

The German prisoners held at many of the central Plain's States POW
camps were much appreciated for their vital labor while on work
details to help with seeding, haying, harvesting in the area. Many
POW work details were so trusted that guards were few.

However, military service training expects any soldier captured will
make every effort to escape and return to their country's service. The
above:
"Faustball Tunnel" article relates the German POWs (in Arizona, I
believe) and their great tunneling & engineering efforts to escape.

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Camp Concordia,German POW's in the MidWest, by Lowell A. May,
Published September 1985
Camp Concordia in Wilkipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Concordia
Camp Concordia:
http://www.kansasphototour.com/concordia.htm












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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 13:30:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Charles Parcels <>
Subject: Re: [GV] POW stories
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With all due respect, I was the one who started it
going. C.P

wrote: I was the one who started the POW stories and I'm
glad it took such interest.

Yes Marvin, please put me on your list of compilation of stories about
POW'S.

My next question, I didn't hear from anyone in California. Did California
have German POW"S ???

We had at least two camps here in the fruit country of Berrien County,
Michigan. The Benton Harbor Armory and a camp at the end of Oxbow Road in
Sodus,
Michigan.

Paul Koehler
Village Coordinator for Stahl am Tarlyk and Bangert.
1468 St Joseph Circle
St Joseph, MI 49085


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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 14:19:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joel Davies <>
Subject: [GV] Pytagosk, Russia
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Hi!
\
Anyone have any information on Pytagosk, Russia? My relatives (at least 2
generations) were from this area of Russia. Their surnames were Schwindt
and Keckler.

Jeanne Davies


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Message: 7
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 14:23:21 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joel Davies <>
Subject: [GV] Pyatigorsk, Russia
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I am looking for any information on Pyatigorsk, Russia. My relatives came
from that area of Russia. Their surnames are Schwindt and Kechler.

Thanks! Jeanne Davies


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Message: 8
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 19:20:45 -0500
From: "Shauna" <>
Subject: [GV] FW: Compilation of stories about POWs
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Marvin,
Please include me in your distribution list as well.

Many thanks!
Shauna Libsack



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Hi Marven,,

I would like receiving the compilation also.
This is great for you to do this.

Thanks so much,

Rosemary Larson


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Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 11:30 AM
Subject: [GV] Compilation of stories about POWs


Hello Marvin.

Please add me to the list of folks to receive your compilation of stories
shared about German POWs. And thanks for doing it!

Larry Miller / Spearfish, SD

www.galeymiller.org
www.blackhillsmonitor.blogspot.com
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~unterdorf/index.html

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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 14:13:47 -0400
From: Marven C Weitzel <>
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I am an editor and have been compiling these letters in a desktop
publisher. When I finish, I'll be glad to forward you a copy in a format
you can use.

Marven Weitzel



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