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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:13 PM
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My brother's father-in-law was in the Luftwaffe.
He was captured in Stalingrad in 1942-43. In 1955 he walks through the door and my sis was born. I love me nephew and nieces,they all speak 3 languages and are dual citizens. Ain't life strange.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:15 PM
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1. What do you mean in 1955 he walks through the door?
Like AS your sister was being born?
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:17 PM
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2. He was a prisoner of war.
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 12:18 PM by Swede
The Soviets kept some prisoners for decades. I meant my sis in law.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:22 PM
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3. Hey Hey they all live in Calgary.
My bro was in the Military in West Germany when he met Marlise.
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Devil Dog Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:19 PM
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4. My cousin's father in law was in the Wermacht. Drafted at 14.
He was plucked off his farm and put in uniform toward the end of the war. He was a POW for years too.

He's a good man and I'd do anything for him.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:23 PM
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5. My uncle killed many people on the other side.
It was war.
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Devil Dog Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:11 PM
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6. So did mine. Many Japanese at Iwo Jima.
He had no regrets. It WAS war.
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KDLarsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:20 PM
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7. In my family..
.. my granddad on my mothers side spent some time in a Danish KZ camp. Apparently, his brother was working for the Danish resistance but was exposed. And when the Germans showed up at my great-grandparents, and couldn't find him, they took my granddad instead. It really shook him, so after the war they had very little contact.

My dad's girlfriends dad was also in a KZ camp, he was arrested as a member of the Danish police force in 1943. However, he seems quite open re. talking about it.
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