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Diary Book 1: Sept 1944 - June 1945


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Page 12b
Apr. 5 Norm had GI's.  ate too much
Apr. 6 Damp & wet large commando
leaving
blowers - Ch - Kline
cigarettes for food - three high bunks
brush floors - skilly carriers! line up!
lice - bed bugs - infections from every
little scratch - 1 razor blade 2 months
rise & shine!  good chow
cups & plates made of cans
Apr. 10 1 am. up. 10 & 1 Canadian
- parcel between 3 men
food at last!  made menu to
carry food over 2 weeks
Cprl Drury predicts liberation
about the 26th. I have guessed
the first week in May
Apr. 11 Charlie & I fried salami patties
on blower - delicious - stewed
prunes - toast - Rumor of more
- parcels to come soon - Rumors
as usual
Apr 12 Good news - possibility/probability of
being liberated within near
future - exciting
Apr 13 Am. organized in camp
rumor of Roosevelt's death
liberation in the air - expected
in a few days
Page 12 back Notes from Norm Brust:

skilly - soup with potatoes and rudebaga, turnips and sometimes horsemeat
and unidentifieable scraps