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Confronting Captivity: Britain and the United States and Their POWs in Nazi Germany

Arieh J. Kochavi


How was it possible that almost all of the nearly 300,000 British and American troops who fell into German hands during World War II survived captivity in German camps and returned home almost as soon as the war ended? This book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the living conditions in Nazi camps and traces the actions the British and American governments took—and didn't take—to ensure the safety of their captured soldiers. Concern in London and Washington about the safety of these prisoners of war (POWs) was mitigated by the recognition that the Nazi leadership tended to adhere to the Genev ... More

Keywords: prisoners of war, World War II, POWs, Nazi camps, Nazi leadership, Geneva Convention, Normandy, race, United States, Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780807829400
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807876404_kochavi


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arieh J. Kochavi, author