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Diary Book 1: Sept 1944 - June 1945
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cellar to cellar - given apples by elderly medic - two guards & one whom we had wounded in the leg. finally arrived at rear CP curious Jerries questioned us about America - treatment of German prisoners etc. We asked about severity of winter etc. Taken in small car about 1/2 hrs ride to rear - many horses in use - given black bread & marg w. lousy coffee slept on floor with other prisoners - about 45 - next day marched from 8 AM to 5 PM - 3 or 4 breaks - bread and jam (size of bullion cube) that night. slept on straw on floor. next few day marched 10-20 miles finally reached collecting point. cold tired searched - given bowl of hot potatoe soup. 1st hot meal in 5 days - between 3 & 400 prisoners collected there - several officers - given 1/4 loaf of bread in morning & 1/4 can of meat to eat started early in morning & marched & marched & marched -hungry - ate onions & beets from Jerries - "2 more kilos"