The Germans finally got to Moscow but not the way they intended. This endless line of ragged prisoners was marched through the capital in July 1944. Millions of Axis POWs were treated brutally. Some were executed; most were sent to labor camps, where they faced almost certain death from starvation, exposure and disease.
POW Horace'Jim" Greasley defiantly confronts Heinrich Himmler. He would later escape from the camp more than 200 times to visit a love interest Rosa,he would creep back to captivity each time. He was a Prisioner for 5yrs -1day. When he returned to Britian he heard Rosa had died in childbirth.He wrote a book 'Do The Birds Sing In Hell' He died at age 91 in 2010
Le Rafle (The Round Up) Early in the morning of July 16, 1942, the French police arrested over 13,000 Jews including 4,000 children and detained them at the Vélodrome. Kept under horrendous, unsanitary conditions for days, they were then shipped to the transit camp at Drancy and on to Auschwitz. Almost all of them died.... About 76,000 Jews were deported from France between 1940 and 1944. Only 2,500 are believed to have survived the death and concentration camps.
A hall at Manzanar, CA Japanese American internment camp, doubled as an art school. Internees with an art background taught fellow internees. Article: Beauty in a Bleak World by: Julie Hanus, Photo by: Terry Heffernan, American Craft Magazine, December 2010/Jan 2011