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Confronting CaptivityBritain and the United States and Their POWs in Nazi Germany$
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Arieh J. Kochavi

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780807829400

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807876404_kochavi

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Washington and American pows

Washington and American pows

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Confronting Captivity
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Arieh J. Kochavi

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807876404_kochavi.8

This chapter focuses on the living conditions of American prisoners of war (POWs) held captive by Nazi Germany during World War II, and the complex policy decisions made by the U.S. administration to address the problems that had to be overcome. It describes three of the German POW camps where American prisoners were held in captivity: the Dulag Luft; Stalag II B (Hammerstein); and Stalag III B (Fürstenberg). The chapter highlights some of the problems that American POWs had to endure at these prison camps, including overcrowding, and lack of food and clothing. It also discusses the activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross with respect to ensuring the welfare of the American POWs in Germany and the controversy surrounding the team sent by Switzerland to Germany to investigate the conditions of these prisoners.

Keywords:   prisoners of war, Nazi Germany, World War II, Dulag Luft, Stalag II B, Stalag III B, overcrowding, Red Cross, prison camps, Switzerland

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