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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.