The Resource We were each other's prisoners : an oral history of World War II American and German prisoners of war, Lewis H. Carlson

We were each other's prisoners : an oral history of World War II American and German prisoners of war, Lewis H. Carlson

Label
We were each other's prisoners : an oral history of World War II American and German prisoners of war
Title
We were each other's prisoners
Title remainder
an oral history of World War II American and German prisoners of war
Statement of responsibility
Lewis H. Carlson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We Were Each Other's Prisoners is the first book ever to compare the experiences of POWs from both sides of the conflict. Based on over 150 interviews with surviving prisoners, Lewis Carlson brings the stories of these men to life, the memories as vivid as if the events occurred just yesterday. From the anti-Nazi German soldier who tried desperately to surrender rather than fight for Hitler, to the U.S. prisoner who thrice escaped his German captors--the last time to join Russian troops in the Battle of Berlin--to the Jewish-American prisoner who was shipped to a slave labor camp, these moving accounts reveal the terror and anguish of being captured and celebrate the resilience that kept these soldiers alive
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/7243
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805.U5
LC item number
C29 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
We were each other's prisoners : an oral history of World War II American and German prisoners of war, Lewis H. Carlson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-258)
Contents
1. Soldiers and prisoners : Robert Engstrom ; Karl-Heinz Hackbarth -- 2. Captured! : Oskar Schmoling ; Glenn C. Miller ; Ernst W. Floeter ; Daniel S. Abeles ; Matthew Radnossky ; Alexander Jefferson -- 3. Life in the bag : The International Red Cross parcel : Robert Rutt and the Hitler diet ; Josef Krumbachner and dining at sea ; George J. Davis ; Philip B. Miller ; Eberhard Ladwig ; William Kalway ; Clifford Fox ; Guenther Oswald ; Henry H. "Mac" McKee ; Ross H. Calvert ; Elmer Beck ; Louis G. Grivetti ; George Rosie -- 4. Escape! : Ernest de los Santos ; Joseph R. Beyrle ; Josef Krumbachner -- 5. German political battles in American prison camps : Helmut Dillner ; Luca Felix Müller ; Erwin Schulz -- 6. American Sonder prisoners : John J. Foster ; Don Coulson ; Sanford "Sandy" Lubinsky -- 7. Liberation and repatriation : Joseph G. Demler ; Kurt Gerhard Pechmann ; Ludwig Norz -- 8. Legacy
Control code
35686103
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 258 p.
Isbn
9780465091201
Lccn
96039116
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)35686103

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