Feb 12, 2009

Prisoners worked on local farms during late years of World War II

(North County News) - ... Fred Miller, who runs the family grain farm in White Hall, was born shortly after five German soldiers who worked for his father, Paul Miller, were sent back to Germany at war's end.
He said his father drove to the arsenal in Edgewood each day in the summer of 1945 to pick up the soldiers, who included 17-year-old Karl Atzig.
Atzig was a 15-year-old schoolboy when he was ordered to join the German army. Continued

Photo: Wounded German prisoners being loaded aboard a United States Army transport plane at an advance air base in North Africa. (FSA/OWI Library of Congress)