Liberation, Part 3 - Guests of the Reich | South Carolinians in WW II - Episode 3


Veterans reflect on being captured and taken prisoner or killed by the Germans. It was bitter cold, but the Americans knew better than to complain. There was never any food and there was nothing to drink. They had to sleep on straw, which made them itch, and they were covered in mites. Several veterans describe the very limited meals of moldy rye bread, and barley or coffee that they were given. They were getting so little that their bodies shriveled up and they became very weak. These are very disturbing memories.

*This segment contains material that may be objectionable to some audiences. Teachers are encouraged to view before showing to students. 

More in this Series

SCETV Specials / South Carolinians in WW II / Episode 4: Liberation

Episode : 1
Episode : 2
Episode : 4
Episode : 5
Episode : 6