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Nazi Prisoners of War in America Paperback – July 23, 1996
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From Publishers Weekly
During WW II, the U.S. held close to 400,000 German POWs in camps around the country; interviews with prison camp officials and POWs who became American citizens shed light on a seldom-discussed aspect of this country's history. "Krammer's valuable book breaks ground and exposes a unique side of the drama of Nazi fanaticism vs. the easygoing American way," said PW. Illustrated.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is no doubt the definitive history of one of the least-known segments of America's involvement in World War II. Fascinating. A notable addition to the history of that war. (The Seattle Times)
Delightful. Outstanding. (The Houston Post)
Absorbing. Krammer's valuable book breaks ground and exposes a unique side of the drama. (Publishers Weekly)
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This book would be ideal for middle school and high school students to learn about this little known aspect of WWII.
There are many pages of footnotes and bibligraphy to help in writing a term paper on this subject.
The book deals mainly with Nazi POWs, but there were also Italian and Japanese POWs held in the USA; the book doesn't cover their experiences in captivity.
We treated all these POWs in strict compliance with the Geneva Convention for the protection of captured prisoners. American prisoners in the hands of the Nazis suffered from uneven treatment and lack of adequate food and shelter. The Japanese did not recognize the Geneva Convention and brutally treated American POWs as slave laborers. Many were killed during the infamous death marches from Bataan (Philippine Islands)in April, 1942.
What a source of information it supplied corroborating all the places he talked about and incidents both good and bad that were chronicled in this book that he had first hand experience with and which he wrote down in his manuscript.
i recommend any person interested in the topic to read and treasure the scope of its scholarship.
My only complaint is the title of this book as not all WWII prisoners were Nazis. In fact, they were mostly kept separate from the regular German army prisoners. There were many German prisoners used in the Midwest where, because of the great number of German emigrant farmers, language barriers were minimal. Also some farmers had relatives in the German army.