In March, 1944, thirty-nine American G.I.s, all war prisoners of Germany, were marched into a prison labor camp in Burzen in present-day Poland. As the men lived together, worked together, and learned to survive together, they bonded as brothers. When, in January, 1945, they were set on a forced march, zig-zagging westward away from the closing Russian front, they cared for one another and protected each other, somehow surviving starvation, illness and daily strafing and bombings from Allied aircraft. And all thirty-nine survived to see liberation in May, 1945. While imprisoned at Burzen, they pledged to write their story—a story to which each man would contribute. It took more than a half century, but now the story is being told. Here, in this collective memoir and in the words of the “brothers of war” themselves, is their amazing story of survival.
You must be logged in to post a review.
Please log in
Person Reviewed This Product
Jun 19, 2011
This is a part of my dads life that has been preserved for all to read. Hogans heros was my idea of POW camps as a child ....but it is not so. He used to tell me some of the stories, but nothing quite like what is presented in this book.I am so happy to have my father on this day, with all that he has endoured. Masterfully composed and presented, a story that can onlybe told buy those who lived it. Orlando Stamulis
Lulu Staff has been notified of a possible violation of the terms of our Membership Agreement. Our agents will determine if the content reported is inappropriate or not based on the guidelines provided and will then take action where needed.
Thank you for notifying us. We will email you with the results and/or actions taken as a result of the investigation if you chose to receive confirmation.