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Accounts of Jewish PoW's joining Red Army?

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by Jam_LFC, Dec 22, 2011.

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  1. Jam_LFC

    Jam_LFC Member

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    Hi there,

    I was wondering if there have been any accounts of the Red Army releasing Jewish PoW's from concentration camps, only to allow some to join the Soviets in their battle for Berlin or other key battles??

    Thank you very much

    James
     
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    you have several topics in one here.

    I you mean pows then you mean soldiers who normally did not go into concentration camps even if their conditions were sometimes jsut as bad as Political displaced persons .

    If you mean deported persons then you are talking about liberations in March-April 1945 which mean at the very end of the war. I doubt many survivers would be able to be fit enough to join the Red army at once and fight the Nazis befroe VE Day.
     
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    Yes I was looking more at the deported survivors being fit enough to join the Red Army to fight the Nazis before VE day once their concentration camps were liberated. I thought it might be a long shot, but wasn't sure if there might be a few occurrences where some may have joined the fight?
     
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    PzJgr Drill Instructor

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    Have not heard of such but I would think that the inmates would not have been in any condition to fight.
     
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    I remember at least one case a French inlate who joined the U.S. army afte rhe was liberated fro ma camp, but I can't remember his name. I don't know about the Red Army.
     

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