POW Memories, Held Captive in Burtzen, Germany
Thought I would honor and share some POW memories of my father, James K. Carey and other men who were in the work party 1637 at Burtzen.
The "War Bread" they ate, made from barley with a sawdust base. Almost black in color. Others ate the German oleo made from coal. Some guys boiled grass in water and ate "grass soup". Cooked fish worms and added cabbage to eat. Men saying, we will not survive, the fear, the President died, painting POW on the roof of the barracks for the planes to see. And, the date left Burtzen 1-30-1945 because the Russian Army was approching. Marched 400 miles to Crivtz. "We saw death everywhere,some from hunger, some from cold, some from bombing and strafings". The march ended on 3-9-1945. Date of Liiberation, May 5, 1945 by the Russians...
His proud daughter,