German prisoners of war had their escape attempts in the United States as well. In the Tennessee mountains, an old woman shot at three escaping German prisoners killing one. As recounted in Nazi Prisoners of War in America by Arnold Krammer, when the woman was confronted by a deputy sheriff who told her she had killed a German, he said, “Well ma’am, what in thunder did you think you were doing?” She replied, “I thought they wuz Yankees.”
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Prisoners of War in World War Two
The World War Two veteran I’m writing about attempted to escape twice while held by the Germans.