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Page 17b
Many slaughtered animals
right in the barns & carved
meat from the carcass.
Apr 24 Things are more organized
now.  Nobody can leave the
camp without permission.
All who do will be court marchalled
for desertion as well
as risking being shot by the
Russians (?) - Evening - what
a lot of baloney. Norm & I
took off thru a hole in the fence,
as hundreds of others have
done today, and we went to
Muhlberg (about 3 miles from
here. A store house was in
the process of being looted
the the time.  Peas & flour covered
the floor.  Jam buckets
were stacked ten high.
Tins of meat, cheese & milk
were abundant & everyone
had his fill.  Even civilians
were wheeling carts home
full of food.  Norm & I
took a sack & put several