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by Kurt Landsberger

Prisoners of War at Camp Trinidad, Colorado 1943 - 1946: Internment, Intimidation, Incompetence and Country Club Living download ebook
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0979046998
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978-0979046995
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Kurt Landsberger
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Arbor Books; First Edition edition (August 15, 2007)
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Internment, Intimidation, Incompetence and Country Club Living.

Internment, Intimidation, Incompetence and Country Club Living. JEWISH SOLDIER TRANSLATES FOR GERMAN POWS DURING WW II An American soldier dispatched to a detention center located in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies learns he is to head up a group of translators for German POWs, some of them dedicated Nazis. The soldier was Kurt Landsberger, a Jewish refugee, who three Internment, Intimidation, Incompetence and Country Club Living.

book by Kurt Landsberger.

The soldier was Kurt Landsberger, a Jewish refugee, who three years prior had barely escaped the clutches of. .

The soldier was Kurt Landsberger, a Jewish refugee, who three years prior had barely escaped the clutches of the very men with whom he now had to deal. Arriving at a virtually empty camp, still under construction, along with four other translators, Kurt soon realized that the Army had neglected to prepare the camp staff for the tasks they had to undertake.

Kurt Landsberger: Prisoners of War at Camp Trinidad, Colorado 1943 - 1946: Internment, Intimidation, Incompetence and Country Club Living. If a German citizen can speak English with no discernable accent, how would the average citizen know he was German. If a person is of Asian ancestry, it would have been physically apparant, and thus 'easy to separate'. Coupled with the "dishonest sneak attack by the Japs," anyone of Asian heritage in the war years would have at a minimum faced discrimination, and at worst, physical assault.

of War at Camp Trinidad, Colorado, 1943-1946: Internment, Intimidation, Incompetence and Country Club Living. Early in 1946, the camp began to wind down operations.

Dealing with the prisoners stirred mixed feelings in him, as evidenced by the title of his memoir, published more than sixty years later: Prisoners of War at Camp Trinidad, Colorado, 1943-1946: Internment, Intimidation, Incompetence and Country Club Living. For many prisoners, too, the camp experience was a welter of conflicting emotions. Some of its personnel had been transferred months before; Landsberg was sent to Yakutat, Alaska, to help dismantle abandoned barracks. A steady flow of POWs headed back to Europe.

The book is first a biography, and second a collection of about fifteen selected games which are annotated in appropriate detail . Prisoners of War at Camp Trinidad, Colorado 1943 - 1946: Internment, Intimidation, Incompetence and Country Club Living.

The book is first a biography, and second a collection of about fifteen selected games which are annotated in appropriate detail by Grandmaster Soltiz. In telling Steinitz's story, Landsberger also brings to life many of the other characters of Steinitz's time and numerous historical sidelights that period. Although everything is capable of being improved, this effort I believe is the best work of its type, and essential reading for anyone interested in one of most significant personalities in the history of chess.

In the United States at the end of World War II, there were prisoner-of-war camps, including 175 Branch Camps serving 511 Area Camps containing over 425,000 prisoners of war (mostly German)

In the United States at the end of World War II, there were prisoner-of-war camps, including 175 Branch Camps serving 511 Area Camps containing over 425,000 prisoners of war (mostly German). The camps were located all over the US but were mostly in the South because of the higher expense of heating the barracks in other areas. Eventually, every state (with the exceptions of Nevada, North Dakota, and Vermont) had at least one POW camp.

Colorado 1943 – 1946 von Kurt Landsberger Arriving at a virtually empty camp, still under construction, along with four other translators, Kurt soon realized that the Army had neglected to prepare the camp staff for the tasks.

Informationen zum Titel Prisoners of War at Camp Trinidad, Colorado 1943 – 1946 von Kurt Landsberger Arriving at a virtually empty camp, still under construction, along with four other translators, Kurt soon realized that the Army had neglected to prepare the camp staff for the tasks they had to undertake.

JEWISH SOLDIER TRANSLATES FOR GERMAN POWS DURING WW II An American soldier dispatched to a detention center located in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies learns he is to head up a group of translators for German POWs, some of them dedicated Nazis. The soldier was Kurt Landsberger, a Jewish refugee, who three years prior had barely escaped the clutches of the very men with whom he now had to deal. Arriving at a virtually empty camp, still under construction, along with four other translators, Kurt soon realized that the Army had neglected to prepare the camp staff for the tasks they had to undertake. Faced with daring escape attempts and brutal prison beatings, the inadequately trained guards struggled to maintain order. As tensions rose, the unthinkable happened: two German POWs were shot dead and the unlucky American guard was put on trial. Kurt Landsberger has amassed an impressive collection of court records, letters, declassified documents and photographs to tell the story of this virtually unknown period in U.S. history.
Reviews:
  • Efmprof
I had no idea the US played host to so many German POWs during WWII. This book is a wonderfully written, intimate insider's account of life in one of the German POW camps. Kurt Landsberger was a German-speaking private in the US Army, sent to the newly built Trinidad camp to serve as interpreter.

This book was eye-opening for me in many ways. I learned about a little-known aspect of US history; Landsberger does a great job researching and providing background, in addition to his own recollections and personal photos. It is also a fascinating contrast with how we treat current military prisoners. Contrast Trinidad and Guantanoamo and you have a very interesting study of differences, not only in how the prisoners lived and were treated, but in how things turned out afterwards. Following the war, the prisoners and their former captors formed an alumni association and they now have regular (friendly) reunions. Landsberger does us a great service by also tracking down and translating the letters and diaries of some of those former POWs, so you get a look at both sides of the story. A very well-researched, valuable account.
  • interactive man
As the years go by there are fewer and fewer people who are aware of this part of American history. During World War II enemy soldiers were brought to U.S. soil and imprisoned for the duration. The POW camps were hastily erected, mostly in the south and west. Kurt Landsberger, a young Jewish refugee from Austria who had recently joined the Army was sent to Camp Trinidad, Colorado, to be a translator. This book his recollection of his time at the camp. There are several black and white photos and a lot of reports he has been able to track down. Landsberger also used some letters and writings from books by some of the German POWs. It's interesting but a little awkward in some places, especially when I had a hard time following whether he was speaking himself or quoting some other. I did feel the writer may have slipped in a little of his own ideology as well. In all, it, or some book on the some subject, should be required reading, especially for young people.
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  • Bukus
I was looking for information about the Prisoner of War Camp at Trinidad,CO. This book is the only written account I could find. Most of the people of that generation are disappearing. There are some displays around the town and the remnants(foundations mostly) of the camp are still there. But, this book is the only available way to see the past as it was. It has great detail and is easy to read.