Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Confronting CaptivityBritain and the United States and Their POWs in Nazi Germany$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Arieh J. Kochavi

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780807829400

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807876404_kochavi

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use (for details see http://www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 23 September 2017

Prisoners' Safety and the Collapse of Germany

Prisoners' Safety and the Collapse of Germany

Chapter:
(p.171) 6 Prisoners' Safety and the Collapse of Germany
Source:
Confronting Captivity
Author(s):

Arieh J. Kochavi

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807876404_kochavi.11

This chapter examines British and U.S. concerns for the physical safety of their prisoners of war (POWs) in Nazi Germany during World War II. It discusses the reasons for the British and U.S. apprehension about the possibility that Adolf Hitler and his associates might murder some or all of the POWs, including the Kharkov trial in December 1943 and the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. The chapter also considers Britain's warning to Germany that it would retaliate if American and British POWs were not treated according to the Geneva Convention. Attention then shifts to Germany's execution of fifty Royal Air Force officers and the three alternatives proposed by Lieutenant General Archibald E. Nye, vice chief of the Imperial General Staff, to help the POWs. Finally, the chapter considers the fall of Germany during the war.

Keywords:   prisoners of war, Nazi Germany, World War II, Adolf Hitler, Kharkov trial, Normandy, Britain, Geneva Convention, Royal Air Force, Archibald E. Nye

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .