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by Gerhard
Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 60th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising
Replies: 69
Views: 13231

Orzel "I feel a lot of resentment and at times even hate towards the germans". I used to have the same feelings as you do toward Polish people. Like you I had many reasons to feel the way I did. I have aged a little since and have met many people who came from Poland and you know what ? they are jus...
by Gerhard
Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Question For Rudi And Gerhard And Haen
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Hi: I am afraid all I can tell you is that I became a POW on the 8th or 9th of May 1945 and surrendered to Americans who told us after relieving us of our personal property to go home. A little later we were taken by English soldiers and ended up for several Month in a transit camp. I do not know or...
by Gerhard
Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:49 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 46218

Hi Tom: I don't think there has been a change in the governments view. Maybe as the government investigates every applicant and no charges can be laid they finally considering us as what we were, soldiers. Perhaps that's why it took 2 1/2 years. Dackel Staffel, I don't know whether it is for time se...
by Gerhard
Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:38 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 46218

Hi: Thanks Reb but you know during my life there have been many trying to stick it to me and I am still here. And you know what - only this week I received notice from Germany that I will be paid a pension. It's not much certainly not enough to play whopey with but like a friend from Germany who hel...
by Gerhard
Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:47 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 46218

Hi Sid, about the book "Other Losses" according on the cover, the Foreword is by Col. Ernest F. Fisher with remarks from: Col. Philip S. Lauben, Prof. Stephen E. Ambrose, Prof. Peter Hoffmann You can take it up with them, they are their words not mine. There are many more articles available for thos...
by Gerhard
Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 46218

Ironrat Great that a polish-german youth camp in Lemberg will spend 2 weeks cleaning the graves of Lemberg POW and post war victims. It shows that beside the Nutters which are claiming compensation, there are those with common sense and good will remembering the many innocent victims. Why so down on...
by Gerhard
Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:27 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 46218

Orzel "As such I will not stop in continuing to shove the Germans crimes and faults right back in their faces" You are doing a great job, unfortunately all you are doing is to keep all that hate alive with your vindictiveness. If you were old enough to carry a gun in those days, I bet you must have ...
by Gerhard
Sat Aug 14, 2004 10:32 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 46218

Ironrat "It is a very good joke" you have a great sense of humor and when I see "the treatment of germany was 1/10000000000000000th of the brutality the germans used" I also notice you don't read a post in it's entirety. When I say you had your revenge, This is what I mean - in Lambsdorf (a translat...
by Gerhard
Fri Aug 13, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 46218

Ironrat I agree with with most of your post but feel you should have certainly added Hitler to the other three. Also your precision is way off - Note the Date on the below "Sonderbefehl" when mentioning "deaths during the winter 1945 (wery cold winter)" Poles with the help of the USSR, US and Britai...
by Gerhard
Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 46218

Orzel When it comes to butchering perhaps somebody should remind you of all the people driven from their homes in what is now part of Poland and the millions which perished during this trip besides all those killed after the war in Polish prison camps. You had your revenge. It included my brothers w...
by Gerhard
Wed Aug 11, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 46218

Orzel
Fortunately vindictive and hateful people like you are in the minority.
Unfortunately they make the most noise with their need for vengeance and threats.
Do us all a favour and take a couple of ExLax or maybe a swig of Castor oil, it may help.
Gerhard
by Gerhard
Sat Aug 07, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Does anyone know the average age of a Waffen-SS?
Replies: 10
Views: 3068

Hi, I find it hard to visualize 16 year old kanoniers on a 128mm. We had to spell loading our 88mm as it was really hard work. For some reason every shell seems to get heavier after the first one and a 128mm shell is heavier still. I don't even want to think about the unbelievable hard job going in ...
by Gerhard
Fri Aug 06, 2004 4:47 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Does anyone know the average age of a Waffen-SS?
Replies: 10
Views: 3068

Hi: I reported to my Ausbildungs & Ersatz Abteilung a few days after my 17th Birthday in March 1943. The entire batterie consisted of guys my age from 1926 some of 1925. The NCOs were just a few years older, all of them seen action in Russia and with like Haen our officers were mostly ancient, over ...
by Gerhard
Sat Jul 31, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: who is the best member?
Replies: 38
Views: 6908

Hi: Just come across this Topic after being away for a bit. I fully agree with those saying Sid is the best member in the Forum, certainly one of the most prolific. He has always been helpful and (like Joscha) very knowledgeable about most topics. Unfortunately he tends to ignore anything he does no...
by Gerhard
Fri May 21, 2004 8:49 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: EU and US vote against SS motion
Replies: 92
Views: 15733

Hi guys: I have been posting for some time on this Forum to answer a few questions, exchange information and maybe connect with a former comrade. That's why my unit insignia underneath my name. Well I did not find any of my former comrades and most of my discussions degenerated into defending my com...
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