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Diary Book 1: Sept 1944 - June 1945


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were in hospital.  Went
around to German houses
& got more food for them
- Madame Kurd - 2 children
- husband dead
May 12 Red cross kits
Swimming - Russian
dancing
May 13 - Swimming - met Russ capt.
May 14 - swimming - Russ. capt.
wine & bread & meat - music
15 - met Russian flier Lida
prepared to leave Riesa
16th - left Riesa after sneaking
out of window 3 times - walked
to Oschatg - Civilians happy
to quarter us Mariana &
Erika took us home danced all
night. Champagne - good music
17 - shopped in Oschatz - ate
with family
18 - shopped more - got much more than
??calirliares?? without waiting in line.  walked to
air port - found sabers -
heard of Russian to
Page 22 Notes:

According to Norm Brust, they went swimming with a couple of girls.
Lida (sp?) was a female in the Russian Air Corps.
After leaving Riesa they went to Oschatz where they met and stayed
a few days with Mariana Von Papenheim and Erika Lardy, two German women 
whose husbands were MIA, their parents and children. Erika for Norm;
Mariana for Hersh.