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The Germans We Kept! Pt-4

The Germans We Kept! German POW’s continued to be held by the Allies for a number of years after the war had ended. With the wars end many prisoners were soon on their way back home but a program of re-education was devised to supposedly prepare the prisoners for a new life in a different Germany. The full horrors of the Holocaust were put on show and one prisoner who was at the time a hard-line Nazi remembers that many of his comrades did not believe that the Holocaust had taken place thinking it was British propaganda designed to shame the German people even more. This process of re education determined whether a prisoner would be sent home early or not and interviews took place to determine the prisoners attitude. Many who at first showed contempt for the British realized that the war was now over and the only way to secure their release was to change their attitude. Many did and th

Added: Aug-1-2010 Occurred On: Jul-31-2010
By: Dat1111
Tags: The Germans We Kept, World war 2, Pow, Axis, prison camps, Nazi, SS, Britain, War crimes, Re-education, Displaced Persons, Nuremberg trial, repatriation, Internment Camps
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