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Discussion in 'Post War 1945-1955' started by aquist, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    At the peak, May 1945, there were 371,683 German PoWs held in camps in the continental US.

    Throughout the war 477 Germans died in camps in the US.
    72 Suicide
    4 Murders
    3 Homicides Anyone know the difference between a homicide and a murder?
    40 Shootings I'm guessing this is shooting by the guards

    Accidental
    12 Falling Trees
    43 MVA
    17 drowning
    12 Misc industrial agricultural accidents
    265 Death from natural causes, including wounds sustained in battle prior to capture

    That is a survival rate of 99.87%

    These numbers exclude PoWs held in other locations.

    Source Nazi Prisoners of War in America, Krammer, Scarbourgh House, 1979 1991
     
  2. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Here you go, Jeff. It seems the difference lies in intent.

    The easiest way to describe the differences between murder and homicide is that homicide is the killing of another human being, while murder requires the intent to kill another human being. Homicide can be used to describe any death where another person is at fault, but there are mitigating circumstances that can influence the charge of homicide. When someone is convicted of murder, however, they are not only convicted of a homicide, but also the malicious intent to kill.
    Homicide Vs. Murder: The Differences - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com
     
  3. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Think I'm right in saying 900 Germans & Italians died in British camps, but that covers 1939-48.
     

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