May 302013

During WWII, there were numerous POW camps in the US loaded with German soldiers, from privates to generals, from the politically apathetic to hard-core Nazi partiers. Did we have trouble with camp guard converting to Naziism?

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  • mypgems

    I believe there was one case like it. I don’t remember the exact details, I read it in the Time/Life WW2 series of books long ago, but a guard developed an attraction with the German culture. He spoke the language and became friends with some of the prisoners. He let them goof off and even snuck into the camp on his days off to spend time with them. At one point he help with a failed escape attempt.