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by Anton
Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:24 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 55161

Yes, the spy was killeed in an POW camp in USA ca 1944. Authorities knew that they where risking the guys life by placing him with the others. The guards did nothing to stop the murder. In order to get a confession they subjected the prisoners to torture. Stripping them naken. Dipraving sleep. Burni...
by Anton
Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Identification needed
Replies: 17
Views: 5121

Yes Bill. It would have been din general, and in german that would have been dein General.

But the text reads Der General im Biwack. I think it is from a photo album of one of his subordinantes private collection.
by Anton
Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Will the "Bad" Germans ever forgive the Allies
Replies: 136
Views: 19246

However rediculous the good guys bad guys scenario is, the original poster do express an to common world view. People where not nazis because they hated jews. The attributes that attracted people to the party was more of patroism and a wish to see their german country whole again. Fear and to some e...
by Anton
Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Identification needed
Replies: 17
Views: 5121

No Bill it does not work that way. It would have been "Generalen i bivack" in swedish. "The general at camp", in translation.

Swedish and german differ quite a bit in genus use.
by Anton
Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Unknown dudes
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

Unknown dudes

I found this photo in an old album. It is taken in Danzig. Have no clue who they are. Check out the fasion of the day. :D

http://www.travits.se/bilder/Anton%20pr ... eb0020.jpg
by Anton
Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 55161

As I said I can only relate to my fathers experience. But there must have been a great difference between grown ups and the hitler jugend kids like my father. Even a couple of years later he throw tomatoes at Marlene Dietrich and Thomas Mann. He still dislikes Dietrich, but Mann is one of his favour...
by Anton
Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS flak units
Replies: 24
Views: 5623

He was in the Bordeaux area defending the pens (that he never saw), not the town. They moved on small roads through small villages. They never saw any resistance, and my father still think that they where formed after the liberation. Like the fenomomen of the vanishing nazis in Germany after the war...
by Anton
Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:09 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 55161

There is no prison where such things do not occur. I can only relate what my father says. And on the whole the brittish treated them well. The denazifaication program was however not a success. At least not in my fathers camp, near Bristol. They had to work on farms and they did not object to it. Of...
by Anton
Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 55161

You are probably spot on Sid. I love this forum, I learn so much. Regarding my father the Britts where absolutely right to keep the nazi kids in camps. They could not just release them into the chaos that ruled Germany in the early years after the war. My father admits that they obstructed the britt...
by Anton
Mon May 31, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 55161

He was also some sort of major of Danzig. Not gau leiter, but something below that. Over the part of Danzig called Ohra (now Uhrunia). In 1939 when the germans marched in, the party wanted him to work direct with the Gau, but he did not think he would have time for it. He also thought that he was to...
by Anton
Mon May 31, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 55161

My grandfather was the oldest of 13. All where communists except him. He was drafted in 1918, but the war ended before he reached the front. After the war he did not live in Germany any more, but the state of Danzig surounded by Poland. He started a taxi business and made a class journey manifested ...
by Anton
Mon May 31, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 55161

Neither I nor anyone in my family feel any hate against any other people. People do god and bad all the time and more so in war. The only thing I spite is the propaganda view of germans being sadistic and americans good hearted heores. Reality is more complex than that. My oncle was 13 when he embar...
by Anton
Mon May 31, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Searching for my grandfathers unit
Replies: 17
Views: 3052

This photo was taken by the americans in Berlin. Notice the whermacht uniform that he switched to. Ít did however not fool the americans.

http://www.travits.se/bilder/Anton%20pr ... eb0002.jpg
by Anton
Mon May 31, 2004 7:05 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Searching for my grandfathers unit
Replies: 17
Views: 3052

I think he has the Destroyer War Badge on some of the photos. Don´t know if he had the Narvik shield. Got a written note from Deutsche Dienstelle that they have started the work. Really looking forward to hear what they will find. Is the blue navy cap for winter and the white for summer or is that r...
by Anton
Mon May 31, 2004 6:21 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Scandal-How Allies Treated German POW's
Replies: 304
Views: 55161

My 2 cent to the debate. Both my father, grandfather, grandmother and uncle spent time as POW. My father was 17 and die hard hitler jugend / waffen SS. He was taken prisoner in a monestry turned into hospital in Koblenz in march 1945. The americans throw him and all other wounded soldiers out of the...