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2006/01/14 00:55:55
Gary Stoltman
Re: [HN] German Prison of war camp
Datum 2006/01/14 04:12:22
jo meyer
[HN] Re: Hannover-- meyer
2006/01/14 00:55:55
Gary Stoltman
Re: [HN] German Prison of war camp
Betreff 2006/01/08 01:19:53
Bonnie Hartmann
[HN] German terminology in burial records
2006/01/13 22:03:40
Bob Marhenke
[HN] German Prison of war camp
Autor 2006/01/19 00:42:07
Bob Marhenke

Re: [HN] German Prison of war camp

Date: 2006/01/14 01:41:18
From: Bob Marhenke <bobmarval(a)...


I did a little calling around to try and answer your question with a
little results.  I talked with one person whos parents had these
prisoners help with farm work several times.  One of the prisoners was a
craftsman and made he and his sister a "Scarf Holder" as he called it
with there initials carved in it.  It was carved from some hardwood. In
addition the prisoner also made his mother a jewelry box carved from
Limestone with her initials in it.  They still have these items and both
are beautiful.  ("The fact they were carvings suggests to me the must
have trusted him with a knife")  

!!!He also knew of one Prisoner who returned and married a girl from
nearby Deshler Nebraska.

  My brother remembers one prisoner stating if he could get his wife over
here, he would not return. I remember them working hard but not knowing
how to work and my father trying to teach them. I also remember they
wanted to get out of camp and do farm work.

 I live in Lincoln, most of a 100 miles from the area and have for many
years so I have lost contact with anyone in the area that could give more
specifics. It is my feeling they were treated good.---Bob 

On Fri, 13 Jan 2006 18:55:49 -0500 Gary Stoltman <stopan(a)...
> <<Some returned after the war and married in the area>>
> Hi Bob
> My grandfather was from Nebraska and I remember him telling this. Do 
> you 
> have any examples? Thanks
> Gary Stoltman
> Mercerville, NJ
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bob Marhenke" <bobmarval(a)...
> To: <hannover-l(a)...
> Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 4:01 PM
> Subject: [HN] German Prison of war camp
> > There was a German Prison of War camp at Hebron Nebraska in the 
> old CCC
> > Barracks.  We used them for help on our farm putting up hay.  
> $8.00 a day
> > for four prisoners and a guard and you picked them up and returned 
> them
> > if I remember correctly.  In later years they didn't even send the 
> guard
> > along.  Some returned after the war and married in the 
> area.---Bob
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