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Yes and YesGerman Born wrote:Was there many (if any) escapes from Soviet capture?Was any successful?
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I read with GREAT interest of your question if any Germans escaped from the Russian POW camp. Just recently I rented a DVD called "AS FAR AS MY FEET WITH CARRY ME". It is the TRUE STORY OF one German Soldier who did escape from a lead mine in Siberia and walked nearly all the way to a country that allowed him to return home. It took him years, but he made it. Search for "AS FAR AS MY FEET WITH CARRY ME", it was made in Germany I believe but not allowed to be released for sometime. It shows what some of the Germans ended up doing. This group was made to work in a lead mine, sleep in the lead mine, eat in the lead mine and die in the lead mine. This ONE POW escapes. I should not say anymore or you will not want to rent it or read the book.
I live in the USA but the area was mainly settled by Germans for a couple hundred years. We have a friend at work whose father escaped from Russia as a German soldier. He is gone now but did relocate to the United States. The daughter our friend doesn't say too much, she told me that a Russian women was the key to her fathers escape, and without her help he never would have gotten home. The father had serious frost bit and he died soon after getting to the United States, he did not get back to Germany until 1947 on his own.