I remember years ago when I was a young exchange student in Germany listening to one of my professors, a German veteran of WWII. Captured early during the war, he was shipped to a POW camp in Texas. One of his American guards told the young German prisoners that his son was a POW in Germany. The guard said his son’s letters described relatively good treatment in Germany given the hardships of war, and for this reason the guard wanted to do the same.

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