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Hitler’s “America-Corps” (1996)|
Author: Wolfgang Schoen
1943, after the end of war on the African continent, after the surrender of the “German Africa Corps” in Tunisia, almost 400.000 German soldiers were shipped to the American continent as prisoners of war, the so called POWs. Scattered all over the American continent in 511 camps, the POWs lived in direct neighbourhood to the American citizens. An emotional roller coaster for both sides. Unlike the prisoners of war in the Soviet Union, the POWs in the USA had quite a comfortable life. They were working, they were allowed to study, had exercise and were reading American newspapers. Even radios were allowed. But all POWs had one thing in common – the admiration for the size and grandeur of the USA.