- Presseartikel - press articles -
articles de presse:
"Ehemalige Kriegsgefangene melden sich per E-Mail"
(Süddeutsche Zeitung / Freisinger Neueste
"Stalag VII" kommen Reaktionen aus aller Welt"
(Süddeutsche Zeitung / Freisinger Neueste
Nachrichten - recent messages - communications
Simon Miller (Mai 2003)
Anyone who was in Stalag VII B or anyone who
recalled being with British artillery officer John
Uttley, captured outside Salerno in 1943, please
contact me. Many thanks, Simon Miller
Herold, Colmar, Frankreich (März 2003)
Ich suche jegliche Hinweise zu den Kämpfen im
Elsaß 1944/45, auch über die Lager für
deutsche Kriegsgefangene im Elsaß.
2, rue d'Amsterdam
Stockwell (Februar 2003)
My grandfather was Herbert Victor Stockwell. He was
a Remmie (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer). He
was captured in or near Tobruk. He spent some time in
camp 78 in Sulmona, Italy. Then he was transferred to
Stalag VII A where he spent the rest of the war as a
POW. As far as we know he was captured with some
others, whilst they were out fixing a tank, or
disabling a tank, as Tobruk at the time was falling
into enemy hands. If anybody has any more information
about my grandfather please can you email at
Dähler, Zürich (Dezember 2002)
Ich habe eine Studie über die Verarbeitung der
Lagererlebnisse japanischer Kriegsgefangener - in Wort
und Bild - verfasst. Für eine vergleichende Studie
über die Weise, wie japanische und deutsche
Kriegsgefangene ihre Erlebnisse schildern suche ich
Berichte ehem. deutscher Kriegsgefangener. (keine
Richard Dähler, lic. phil.
Im Sträler 23
CH 8047 Zürich
Tel. 0041-01-492 72 22
Fax: 0041-01-492 72 36
E-mail: rdaehler[email protected]
François Delavaud, Châlons-sur-Saône,
Frankreich (November 2002)
- " "Je vous remercie pour la
page faite à mon père."
- John G. Walker,
Cobble Hill, Kanada (November 2002)
- "Congratulations on your web site, it looks very
Webb, Großbritannien (Oktober 2002)
- "My father was a Sgt in The Durham Light Infantry,
and was captured on the island of Cos. From there he was
transported to Mooseberg and to Stalag VII A. I have in
my collection his ID tags and a paper card that was above
his bunk. With true British outlook he always said the
Yanks had better food than them but the poor Russians
were hardely fed at all. His POW number was 124178 Sgt.
R. H. Webb, better known as "Major" (nothing to do with
- Sten Gould
- "I discoverd your website and found it both
interesting and sad. Time covers so much pain."
- Elizabeth W.,
Niederlande (August 2002)
- "Many, many thanks for putting together such a
detailed website. Keep up the excellent work. With best
wishes, Elizabeth W"
- Adler Homero
Fonseca de Castro, Brasilien (Juni 2002)
- "I help with a site in my country (Brasil) dedicated
to the history of both world wars
www.grandesguerras.com.br. This has a section called
"tales from the front". Recently I decided to put on the
site the personal experiences of a Brazilian officer (1st
Lieutenant Emílio Varoli), which was one of the
soldiers of the 1st Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB)
fighting in Italy in 1944 and 1945 taken prisoner. In his
case, as well 21 other infantry and 2 figther pilots - to
Stalag 7-A (Varoli was prisoner number 143.040).
To complement his narrative I needed some more material
on the camp and I did an Internet search, finding
http://www.moosburg.org, which greatly impressed me.
So I am writing this to thank you fore the excellent
effort you made to preserve this facet of German history
- thank you very much!"
- Dr. Gerald
Hoefer, Waldbronn (April 2002)
- "Im Kriegsgefangenenlager Oflag IX C Molsdorf bei
Arnstadt (Thüringen) kam es 1943 zu einem Ausbruch
kriegsgefangener britischer Offiziere. Ich bin sehr daran
interessiert, hierzu Näheres zu erfahren. Haben Sie
Hinweise, Quellen,evtl. Dokumente hierüber? Mein
Vater, Ernst Hoefer, geb. 31.8.1896 in Altenburg, zuletzt
wohnhaft in Saalfeld, war damals Hauptmann und leitender
Legrand, St-Georges-Montcocq, Frankreich (Jan.
- Jacques Legrand erforscht die Geschichte
französischer Kriegsgefangener in Deutschland und
deutscher Kriegsgefangener in Frankreich. Für seine
Aétius: Kriegsgefangener - Prisonnier de
guerre sucht er dringend Zeugenaussagen deutscher
Soldaten, die im Zweiten Weltkrieg in französischer
Marie-Noëlle und Daniel Verrey, Frankreich (Jan.
- Marie-Noëlle und Daniel Verrey sind auf der
Suche nach deutschen Kriegsgefangenen, die von 1945 bis
1947 auf dem Bauernhof von Jeanne und Marcel Verrey in
Brognon (Côte-d'Or) gearbeitet haben. Unter den
Gefangenen waren Kurt Spittel (geb. 5.12.1920 in
Lauterbach) und Alfons Kromer (geb. 15.2.1921). Wer diese
Personen kennt, möge sich bitte an Familie Verrey
Everaard (Jan. 2002)
like to research items from WW II, American and German.
Currently working with the information about Stalag VII/A
and photos. Have not been able to locate all the
information I need for my research. Perhaps your
researchers could direct me to information I have missed.
The item is German WWII era, cloth 43/4"by 5" with German
Eagle stamped in black ink in center. In the right hand
lower corner, stamped in black ink is Stalag VII/A. I
don't know if this was part of a armband or worn on
prisoners uniforms. Would appreciate any assistance you
might be able to give me (larger image)."
- William D.
Welch (Nov. 2001)
- "I served in a unit that guarded this camp in the
spring of 1946. I can't remember the unit but it had a
nickname of go devils. It was a red devil's head with the
letters go. I had a small chest made to keep my
stationary in that had this logo. I am at the age now
that a lot of the past is blank but for the first time, I
would like to recall some of it. I moved from there to
Augsburg and served in the 9th Signal Company. Thanks for
any inf. This is a neat web site."
- Lee A. Steitz,
USA (Okt. 2001)
- "My father was a Private in the United States Army
assigned to the 36th Cavalry Troop (Mechanized), attached
to the 36th Infantry Regiment. He was wounded and
captured following the invasion of Southern France on
August 15, 1944. He was first sent to Stalag 14A
(Mueldorf), then Stalag 3A near Berlin. Finally, he was
sent to Stalag 7A in Moosburg.
After doing forced work in the Munich railroad
marshalling yards, my father caught diptheria. He was
treated by a tall captain from the 3rd Ranger Battalion
who had been captured in Anzio, Italy.
As I write this, my father is in a hospital with
pneumonia. As a result of his combat wounds, he has had
physical problems throughout his life. I have tried to
locate fellow former prisoners for my father, but to date
have been unsuccessful. My father, like many of his
generation, chose not to dwell on the negative aspect of
being a prisoner of war, and has never fully discussed
his experiences. Even after I served five years in the US
Army, I was unable to get details from him. The account I
have outlined above was obtained as the result of his
handwritten response to the relative of another soldier
who was seeking information about her uncle, PFC Carl
Edward Tatterson (116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry
Division), who died in the camp on 20 November 1944.
If this message is archived and posted, I would be very
interested in hearing from anyone who knew my father and
would like to contact him. I can be contacted at my email
[email protected]. My mother can also be contacted
at her address;
[email protected]. Either way, we can see that my
father receives any messages sent."
Benbow, Australien (Okt. 2001)
- "An American friend informed me or your site which I
have found most interesting. The listing of the number of
POW's only goes up to 01/01/45, after that the sudden
influx shows a different picture. We small group of
Australians were reliably informed at the time by senior
members of Patton's Staff they estimated the total figure
at the end of April 1945 was at least 135,000 which
caused very severe problems for the Commandant. Best
wishes and keep up the good work.
PO Box 8
Crafers, South Australia 5152"
- Konstantin Ryazantsev,
Rußland (Sept. 2001)
- "My Dad was Russian POW in Stalag VIIA from the end
1944 to spring 1945. As per his words in spring he was
transfered to POW's hospital in Memmingen (I guess it was
Stalag VIIB). Do you know any sources to the archives
where I can track the information about my Dad in these
My Dad's info:
First Name: Konstantin
Family Name: Ryazantsev
Date of Birth: 14.02.1920
Occupation at the timeof WWII: military doctor
Thanks in advance for your reply,
Konstantin Ryazantsev (Junior)"
Bernard Freeman, USA (Sept. 2001)
- "I recently came across your site whilst searching
the web and found it most interesting. My father also
called Bernard Freeman was a POW at Stalag VIIA although
I do not know the dates. Whilst at the camp he produced a
number of painted cartoons and I now have these. Although
my father is now deceased it would be really interesting
if anyone who knew him and who reads this would get in
- Maynard Danner,
USA (Sept. 2001)
- "Hi, i was a prisoner at moosburg until liberated in
april of 1945. we were brought down from the pow camp at
nuremberg and were at moosburg for only about a month.
perhaps you could help me please. when i was shot down on
sept 27 1944 near the town of coblenz we were taken to a
small catholic hospital, st joseph's in bendorf, which
was near coblenz. after about a month my crew member was
taken to a camp and i was alone there they moved three
german soldiers in my room with me and we became good
friends. i was treated like a wounded soldier and not as
an enemy. the only name i can remember was a hans
girnstein. i have tried many times to get in touch with
any german soldier that was in st joseph's during my stay
there but have had no success. if you would have any way
of putting my message on the internet over there i would
appriciate any help. thanks for any help you can give
- Howard G.
Crissman, USA (Sept. 2001)
- "Just found the web site tonight and am really happy
to see it. It brings back lots of old memories that no
longer bother me as a former p. o. w. will visit more in
the future. I was held in camps in frankfurt, wetzlar,
nuremberg until early april 1945, when we walked to
moosburg arriving about one week before we were liberated
on april 29th. Thank You.
I walked to moosburg from nuremberg in april 1945, was
shot down dec. 27th 1944 at bruck austria, sent to
frankfurt for two weeks then to transit camp at wetzlar,
then to nuremberg in early feb. until we walked in april.
Nuremberg had to be the worst p o w camp in germany."
Collins, Großbritannien (Sept. 2001)
- "My father served in the 5th. Army and was captured
at Anzio. He passed through Moosburg and finally ended up
at Arbeitkommando 4030, Freiwaldau, a sub camp of Stalag
v111c. It is sad that people only think of German prison
camps as being like Colditz and The Great Escape. The
deaths at these camps did exist, and unlike the account
of the "Death March" on B24 net., the lose of life was
- Kip Miller,
USA (Sept. 2001)
- "Wondering if there may be any record there of my
Grandfather, David Clifton Miller. Here is a little
background on him: Entered Air Force 1942. Based at Great
Asfield near New Market East Anglia , UK. Assigned to the
350th Bomb Grp; 285th Bomb Sqdn. Flew B-17 Fortress named
"The Stork" (painting of the stork carrying a bomb rather
a baby.) Flew 4 raids, and was shot down on the 5th near
Appledorn, Holland heading home after bombing marshalling
yards (railroads) outside Paris, Spent time as a guest of
the Germans in Poland, East Prussia and 3 camps in
Germany. Released by Patton's 1st Army at Moosburg (near
Munich) on April 29th 1945 after marching from
Thank you so much, any info you could provide would be
- Rolf Schwarz (Aug.
- Rolf Schwarz erforscht die Geschichte der
Zwangsarbeiter und Kriegsgefangenen in
Schleswig-Holstein und sucht dafür noch
Informationen: "Speziell über die Zweiglager des
Stalag X A Schleswig in Heidkaten bei Kaltenkirchen und
in Gudendorf gibt es sehr wenig Dokumente, so dass ich
für jeden Hinweis oder jedes Dokument dankbar
wäre. Aber auch andere Informationen über
Kriegsgefangenschaft und Zwangsarbeit in
Schleswig-Holstein wären willkommen."
De Wolf, Belgien (Aug. 2001)
"I hope you
don't mind that I linked your wonderful site POW-camp list on my MY
NUts & BoLTs FavORItes. (It's like a kind of
award, not a gold one but a good one;-)
The NUTs & boLTs guarantee:
Greetings from the Little Gallant Belgium;-)
- My N & B pages are not commercial
- All links are selected by the author
- All links must contain information helpful for
collectors and/or genealogists and/or history
Patrick De Wolf "
Krepper, Großbritannien (Juli 2001)
- "After the camp VII A was liberated, my father met
General Patton in the cook house, and a photo was taken
of them shaking hands. My father has been trying to get a
copy of this photo for some years - could you help? My
fathers name is Mr. Charles Krepper and was in the Queens
Own Royal West Kents."
Annemarie Zierlinger, St. Johann/Pg., Österreich
- "Ich habe mit großem Interesse Ihre
Darstellungen gelesen und finde Ihr Engagement
Nichol, Großbritannien (Juni 2001)
- "Thanks for an excellent site - it's a mine of really
- Phyllis Frost, USA
- "Trying to find how to contact person named A.
Consolett, USA who wrote comment to you about her father
being captured Aug. 7, 1944 in Battle of Mortain sent to
Stalag VII A. I just found out that my father was also
captured in same Battle was POW in Stalag VII A. It could
be possible that this person's father mine knew each
other. Would like to contact this person Also, it was
your links that helped me gain much more info on my
father's POW experience. Thank you."
Hauser, Walshausen (Juni 2001)
- "also ich werde nicht schlau aus euch!! bei so viel
begeisterung für die jahre 39 - 45 !!!!! der ganze
nazischwachsinn ist das engagement zu stalag VII doch -
objektiv betrachtet - wirklich nicht wert! es sieht
manchmal so aus, als ob das zur schau gestellte
historische interesse eine verdeckte zustimmung cachieren
soll seid ihr nun braun oder nicht ciao hs"
- Jim Reeves,
USA (Februar, Juni 2001)
- "Your web site is very interesting and I applaud you
for your efforts in documenting the history of the camp
Thank you for the opportunity of being able to be a part
of the Stalag VII-A web site. I hope Dad's contribution is of value to
- Helmut Berg,
Renfrew, Ontario, Canada (Jan. 2001)
- "Liebe Moosburger (Online):
Sie haben eine hervorragende Web-Seite zusammengestellt,
eine der besten, die ich bisher gesehen habe, sehr
interessant und informativ. Ich bin zufaellig auf Ihre
Seite gestossen,, als ich nach Kriegsgefangenenlagern in
Sibirien gesucht habe. Die Buchliste ueber
Kriegsgefangene in der Sowjetunion (u.a.), die Sie
zusammengestellt haben, war schon ein guter Anfang.
Mein Vater, Walter Berg aus Oranienburg-Eden, war nach
Kriegsende in russische Haft geraten (Grund: Fuehrende
Kraft bei Auer in Oranienburg und Anstellung von
Auslandsarbeitern). Er ging durch mehrere Lager und war
bis 1949 Gefangener in Sibirien. Mein Vater starb in
1955, und ich habe keine Information ueber seine
Sibirien-Zeit. Es wuerde mich sehr interessieren, mehr
ueber sibirische Lager zu erfahren und vielleicht auch
den Ort seines Lagers herauszufinden.
Falls Sie mir einige Hinweise geben koennen, wie man
diese Suche weiterfuehren koennte, wuesste ich das sehr
Helmut Berg, RR2 Renfrew, Ontario, Canada K7V 3Z5"
- Martin Saltiel,
Flint, Michigan, USA (Dez. 2000)
- "I was deeply moved when I saw your web page about my father appear on my
screen. You did a fantastic job! My father always wanted
his story told and I think that he hoped some day that I
would write a book about his experiences. He would be
amazed to see your web page and I am sure he would find
it difficult to comprehend that the internet reaches a
far greater audience than any book could. You do an
invaluable service by providing personal histories from
the World's greatest conflict. My father always believed
in the saying that those who do not know history are
destined to repeat it.
With great respect and many thanks,
Grunwald (Dez. 2000)
- "Ich kann mir gar nicht vorstellen, dass Sie den
heutigen Ort des Oflag IV D
Elsterhorst im Wehrkreis IV Dresden nicht wissen. Es
ist die Gemeinde Nardt in der Nähe von Hoyerswerda.
Am 20.11.2000 wurde dort eine Gedenktafel zur Erinnerung
an das Lager und späteres Quarantänelager
für Flüchtlinge angebracht. Auch die Nutzung
durch die Rote Armee für Angehörige der
Wehrmacht wurde nicht vergessen. Seit den 50 ziger Jahren
wurde und wird die Fläche für einen sehr
beliebten Segelflugplatz genutzt. Auch wir Neunutzer
dieses Geschichtsträchtigen Geländes sind uns
über die Geschehnisse der Vergangenen Zeit sehr
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Die Segelflieger von Nardt"
- Kai B. Behrens,
Douglas, Ontario, Kanada (Okt. 2000)
- "Ich habe den Bericht in der
Moosburger Seite gelesen und bin sehr damit
zufrieden. Sie haben da gute Arbeit geleistet. Auch danke
ich Ihnen ganz sakramentisch, daß Sie mir die
Überreste des Lagers Moosburg gezeigt haben. Somit
habe ich doch eine bessere Vorstellung, unter welchen
Verhältnissen diese Leute gehaust hatten.
Mit freundlichem Gruß
Kai B. Behrens"
- Bill Brockmeier,
USA (Okt. 2000)
- "Your site, moosburg.org is an excellent resource.
Thanks for the work of all those who put it together. My
Dad, E. M. Brockmeier, survived Stalag VII-A in 1944 and
1945. His reminiscences concerning this time (and
previous time in Stalag III, and a prison in Budapest)
can be read at:
- A.L. Lindsey,
USA (Sept. 2000)
- "While I was a prisoner at
Stalag VIIA during the winter and spring of '44 &
'45, we were working, under guard, in Munich one day when
a young lad of perhaps ten years old, riding a bicycle,
stopped and the guards allowed him to visit as he had
passable English. He offered to try to find some of our
group of ten prisoners toothbrushes. We had to leave
before he returned and he wrote me after the war
explaining that he did find the toothbrushes but we were
gone when he came back. I always appreciated what he did
and would like to locate hhim if possible. His name is
Herman B. Reischboeck and he should be about 65 now. I
would appreciate it if I could have some help.
Rose, Warburg (Aug. 2000)
- "Ich forsche derzeit über das ehemalige Oflag VI
B in Dössel.Hier waren von 1941-45 etwa 2.500
polnische Offiziere untergebracht. Hierüber gibt es
einige wenige Erzählungen. Vom Lager selbst ist
nicht mehr zu sehen. Unterhalb des Oflag gab es ein
kleineres Lager von russischen Kriegsgefangenen. Hier ist
weder der Name des Arbeitslagers noch sonst etwas
bekannt. Als dritten externen Komplex gab es noch die
Kommandantur. Hier, in diesem Teil, war bis etwa 1995
eine Ausbildungskompanie der Bundeswehr untergebracht.
Auf einer ihrer Seiten ist das Oflag Dössel
aufgelistet (Wehrbereich VI). Dannach ist ein
Fragezeigen. Hier die heutige Situation: Die Gemeinde
Dössel ist in die Stadt Warburg eingegliedert worden
und nur noch ein Stadtteil derselben.. Ich bin der
Fraktionsvorsitzende von B'90/Die Grünen im Stadtrat
in Warburg. Wenn Sie Informationen insbesondere über
das Zwangsarbeiterlager haben, würde ich Sie
herzlichst bitten, mir Nachricht zu geben. In der
Hoffnung, schon recht bald von Ihnen zu hören,
mit freundlichen Grüßen
- Jim Clarkson,
Neuseeland (Juni 2000)
- "I have been visiting this web site for approx 2
years and have found the site most interesting. Like
others my father William Paul Clarkson was also a
prisoner at Stalag VII A for a large proportion of the
war years. Thought it important to record that there were
New Zealanders at the camp as I have not seen mention of
that during my visits to the web site. My father suffered
a severe leg injury,as member of a work party from the
camp, while clearing up railway lines which had been
damaged during bombing raids (I think). He was a member
of the NZEF 21st Battalion who was captured at Sidi
Rezegh in Nov 1941 and spent some time in camps in Italy
as well as being on the loose before being recaptured and
finally being shipped to Germany. I think this story was
the same for many soldiers. Fascinating to read the
different accounts of visitors to the site."
- Linda Azevedo,
USA (Juni 2000)
- "I wanted to tell you that you have a wonderful site.
It was very helpful in understanding what my father could
not talk about, he passed away in 1992 of cancer. He was
Corp. William D. Blackie Waldron, 13th Armored Division
of the First Army who was wounded and captured on
September 5, 1944 in the battle for Belgium and was a
prisoner in Stalag 7 A according to a newpaper clipping
after his return where it mentions this place. He would
be happy to know that town Moosburg replaced Stalag 7
H. Chaffin, USA (Mai 2000)
- "I was a B-17 pilot shot down
over Munster, Oct. 10, 1943 and then POW at Stalag Luft III. Made the march from there in Jan.
1945 and finally arrived at
Stalag VII A. In early April for some unknown reason
I was selected to go on a "parole" walk with four or five
other Kriegies. An unarmed guard escorted us a few miles
to a combination and farm house. The wonderful lady there
served us a most delicious meal. A truly memorable
occassion. I wonder if it is possible to find out who she
might have been?"
- Ted Doty, USA
- "I was an American POW at Stalag VII A and would be
interested in hearing from anyone from the 103rd Infantry
Divsion, 410th Infantry, Company B."
- A. L. Lindsey,
USA (Apr. 2000)
- "I was a resident of Stalag
VII A from December '44 until April 29, 1945. I was in
the 100th Infantry Division."
- Neil Baron,
Australien (Apr. 2000)
- "I had not heard of Moosburg before and came upon
your site by accident. The POW aspect caught my
attention. I must congratulate you on an excellent site.
Well done. My wife and I will be in Germany in May and we
will make every attempt to visit your Town. Thank you for
- Douglas Thompson,
Brantford, Ontario, Kanada (Apr. 2000)
- "the canadian
military heritage museum in brantford, ontario,
canada, has recently obtained some artifacts relating to
a canadian soldier held at stalag vii a.
he was b137404 pte clifferd melville rowbotham of the
irish regiment of canada. he was captured on 28 september
1944. his german prisoner of war number was 139164.
we would like to know if anybody has any information
information that would be useful - method of
transportation to stalag vii a - date of arrival -
barrack number - any other information that is
he died in november of 1999 and his widow provided the
museum with some of his records. we are looking to
produce a display about him and other canadians who
served in italy serving world war 2.
we would appreciate any assistance that you could
provide and you would be created in any display that we
produce about rowbotham.
douglas thompson, maj (ret'd)
- Jim Lankford
- "Your site is excellent. The information presented
appears to be well researched and documented. The site
provides an excellent educational experience to school
children of any nation. Well done."
- William J.
Dennebaum (März 2000)
- "I was a prisoner at Stalag
VII A from January 1945 to April 29, 1945. I was
captured in Sigolsheim in Alsace on 19 December 1944.
Some of the guys that ended up in VII A with me were Tony
Delizza, Bert Hall, Joe Ribero, Wilmen Johnson. The rest
of my buddies were scattered in other camps in Germany.
Towards the end we did find each other when the Germans
started to move prisoners into VII A. This is a
wonderful, well planned, thoughtful site. I am so happy
and pleased to have found it. It is a tribute to every
one who has spent time in prisoner of war camps. Thanks
for your efforts and thoughtfulness with this site.
Bill Dennebaum, POW#144404 (still have those old German
Legrand, St Georges Montcoq, Frankreich (März
- "Merci pour toutes ces photos du Stalag de Moosburg!
Un de mes oncles y est resté plus de 4 ans. Si vous le souhaitez, je vous
autorise à utiliser le contenu."
- Martin Saltiel,
Flint, Mi, USA (März 2000)
- "I want to congratulate you on a great web site. My father was a POW in Stalag 7A
during the later part of the war. "
- Jim Graham
- "I was referred to your organization to seek some
information about an American P-38 'Lightning' pilot who
was interned at Stalag VII A during the period of October
1944 to about July 1945:
Lt. Virgil O.Olson - O-762394 parachuted from a mid air
crash into the Sarn valley northeast of Bolzano, Italy on
October 20, 1944. He returned to the USA after his
I am part of a group of volunteers helping a lady in the
USA to find the crash site of her uncle, Lt. William O.
Wisner, who also was involved in the mid-air collision
with Lt. Olson's airplane. Lt. Wisner was reported killed
in the crash of his P-38, but there is some evidence in
the government records, that his body was recovered.
Records indicate that his identification bracelet was
recovered, but it's current location and his Central
Identification Laboratory (CIL) file have been lost.
Our purpose for contacting you about Lt. Olson's
internment is to determine if there may be some
information in the Stalag VII A records about the exact
location of his capture, his injuries and anything that
he might have revealed about the crash site or condition
of Lt. Wisner.
We have made contact with individuals in the Sarn valley
who may have witnessed the crashes of the P-38's there on
October 20, 1944. Any information your archives could
reveal about the crashes and the recovery of the pilots
would help us to verify recollections of the Sarn valley
residents and to aid volunteer searchers there to
accurately identify the crash sites.
I will attach to this message, the German capture report for Lt.
Olson. The report was obtained from the 'captured
records' section of the USA National Archives."
Smithers, Sydney, Australien (Feb. 2000)
- "Thank you for your message about Moosburg. I was
never actually detained in VII A. After being captured in
Normandy I was sent to VIII B at Teschen, not Lamsdorf
(when Teschen was VIII B and Lamsdorf renumbered 344). I
was on the march from Hindenburg (coal mine labour camp
north of Teschen) through Czechoslovakia to Nuremberg.
From Nuremberg we marched towards Moosburg and was
released just before arriving there. I am anxious to hear from
people who were in Teschen and at Hindenburg and who were
on the march from there. Do you happen to know of
anyone or any source of information which might help me
do so? Best wishes with your website - I am sure it will
be a success. There seem to be quite a lot of people who
are still alive from Stalag VII A, judging by the
internet interest, but people from Teschen seem to be
few. - Courtenay Smithers."
Schübel (Jan. 2000)
- "Ich gratuliere ihnen zu ihrer wirklich informativen
Homepage. Da ich als Schüler der 13.Klasse eine
Facharbeit über Kriegsgefangenschaft im 2. Weltkrieg
schreibe, würde ich gerne ihre
Graphik vom Aufbau des Lager einfügen."
- Colin Garvie,
Durban, Südafrika (Jan. 2000)
- "May I commend you for your very interesting Web
Pages re Stalag VII A. My father, Arthur G Garvie, was a
POW taken POW at Tobruk there. I
have some annotations of personal reflections (mainly
religious) of his wife and daughter back home written
during his time there. ...
Your pages helped understand this period in his life
better. Thank you. ...
I was impressed with the tenor and quality of your
I am pleased to have been able to make a small
contribution to your very interesting pages."
- Greg Krauth, USA
- "Very well done website. Quite informative.
Significant addition to the understanding of the cost of
war and the indomitable human spirits' ability to carry
on after great suffering and loss."
Hutton, Las Vegas (Sept. 1999)
- "Sorry about not being able to communicate in German
and thanks to you folks who do the good translation into
English so that I can enjoy your fine web site. Tell your
grandparents or someone of that generation that some old
guy from Las Vegas, who claims to have been a prisoner at
Stalag VIIA February through April of '45, sends his
compliments for the fine appearance of your city and
compliments on its web site and you who make it
- Marge Kuhlmann,
USA (Sept. 1999)
- "My father was a POW at Stalag VII-A from 1944-45. On
behalf of my family, thank you very much for your
wonderful website and the photographs. For the first time
I have been able to comprehend what it must really have
been like for him during that dark period of his life.
Keep up the good work."
- Emil Matic,
Jugoslawien (Juli 1999)
- "You have a great site about WWII camp Stalag VIIa.
My father was POW in Moosburg. He was captured in Serbia
and transfered to Moosburg camp in January 1944, Mihailo
M. Matic, POW number 113946. I'm interested is there any
written records about him during his imprisonment, or is
there anyone alive who survived the war and might know
him. I'll be very gratefull if you have any information
about my father you can share with me.
Anderson, Großbritannien (Juli 1999)
- "Ich habe Ihre Website sehr interessant gefunden.
Mein Vater war Kgf. 1940-45, Oflag VIIC Laufen und dann
Oflag IVC Colditz."
- Gerhard Hauser,
Walshausen (Juni 1999)
- "zur hp
ganz schoen gemacht
nur a bisserl braun - hab' ich manchmal das gefuehl
aber das warn's schon immer -- die moosbueffeln
bevor die fluechtlinge kamen - und danach erst
- Tim Daugherty,
USA (Juni 1999)
- "You have a wonderful web site. I actually stumbled
on to the site because I was looking for Stalag VII A.
This is where my father-in-law was a prisoner of war for
a brief time. As I said earlier you have a very
professional web site and we hope to visit your city in
Sincerely, Tim Daugherty"
- Bryan Jaffke,
USA (Juni 1999)
- "Thank you for having this page. My father was at the
camp from March 14 1945 to April 27 1945 ... Thank
- David Maples,
USA (Juni 1999)
- "I believe my father took part in the liberation of
Moosburg. He is now deceased. Do you have any information
on the liberating force. Anything you could pass along
would be appreciated.
Thank you so much for your reply. My father was in the
14th Armored Division. This would seem to confirm that he
did take part in the liberation of Moosburg. I appreciate
you taking the time to respond.
Hutton, Las Vegas (Juni 1999)
- "Thank you for your good work for this web site,
which I just now discovered. I was an American POW at
Stalag VII A in 1945 from mid-February through April. My
military service was as a navigator with a B-24 crew of
ten airmen. We flew from Spinizzola, Italy, usually
northward to military targets.
My wife and I have since visited Bavaria in 1985 but did
not get to Moosburg. Now, seeing the pictures posted on
your fine web site, I wish that we had taken time (and
the train?) from Munich to visit your city. We did buy
and have shipped a BMW 730i and enjoyed it for ten years.
In driving through the Rocky Mountains of the USA, this
"Beemer" seemed to think that it was in the Alps and
performed very well.
Perhaps there are still some old-timers there in
Moosburg with memories of us American "kriegies" at the
prison camp. If so, please salute them, and thank them
for me for keeping us alive during this dark period. And
to the German people generally, I send greetings and am
pleased that our nations are on the same side working
together within NATO to restore peace and civility to
southeast Europe. These greetings come from our home in
Las Vegas (where we live is greatly unlike what you see
in the movies, on TV, or even when visiting here.) But do
visit Las Vegas, where we have more and more newer and
If you have a register at the web site, please include
my name. And, if you wish, anyone could e-mail to
- Terry Sherman,
USA (März 1999)
- "My father, Danforth Sherman, Lieutenant in 707th
Tank Batallion, interned in Moosburg from December (?)
1944 through April (?) 1945 died Monday, March 15th 1999.
I am trying to find out more about his capture and time
at Moosburg. He would not talk much about it. He did
mention the "grass soup" and the difference the Red Cross
packages made to the survival of those in the camp.
He always felt guilty about surrendering although his
unit was surrounded and had little or no ammunition nor
fuel. If anyone can tell me about the unit, Stalag, or
those who may have known him, it would be greatly
Dad was from Greenbay, Wisconsin. He moved to Houston,
Texas, shortly after the war. He is buried in the Houston
National Veterans cemetery.
Again, we would really appreciate any information anyone
could give us. We tried to find out what we could, but he
simply could not talk about his experiences easily. He
was a wonderful person. We would like to collect what
information we can and pass that along to our children.
Kathleen and Terry Sherman"
- Ellis Pierson,
USA (Feb. 1999)
- "I was with a group of
American Air Force POWs who were marched from Nuremberg
Good web page, thank you for the pictures and
information. Ellis Pierson kgf der Luftwaffe 3826"
- Leo Finegold,
USA (Jan. 1999)
- "Hello: I have just been introduced to your stalag 7
website and congratulate you on the design and content
and am especially grateful that you have made those
experiences available worldwide...."
- Bill Carroll,
USA (Jan. 1999)
- "My father (now deceased) was a prisoner at Stalag 7A
from Jan - April 1945. I have had the opportunity to
visit the town of Moosburg on two different occasions
during trips to OCTOBER FEST in Munich. The information
on Stalag 7A on your web site is excellent. Maybe someday
we could have a reunion of children of former POW's held
at Stalag 7A."
- George Ronk, USA
- "Your Web Site of Stalag VIIA is excellent!!!"
- A. Consolett,
USA (Dez. 1998)
- "My dad was captured on August 7, 1944 during the
battle of Mortain, France. He spent the remainder of the
war in Stalag VII A. He has a ring he made in the camp
with the date captured on one side and the liberation
date on the other. As a student of World War II, I have
spoken with my dad often of his time in the camp. I can't
wait to show him this website. I bet he has never seen
photos of the camp since he left! I am very proud of my
dad and his generation that helped save the world!"
- Michael T. Hoh,
USA (Dez. 1998)
- "I was very excited to see your web page on Stalag
VII A. My father (now deceased) was a POW there for 7
months. He was there when the POW's were liberated in
April 1945, so I'm assuming he was there from either
September or October 1944. He didn't really like to talk
about the experience too much, but I believe he had a
certain pride deep down that he survived such an event.
When I find the information he was able to write down
about this experience, I'll forward it to you.
I would like to visit Moosburg someday in order to see
Stalag VII A. The city looks very beautiful and my father
always told me Germany is a very neat and clean
Sanford, Dover, North Carolina (Nov. 1998)
- "Als ehemalige und geborene Mooburgerin ist es sehr
interessant fuer mich den Artikel zu lesen. Bitte mehr
Information in Englisch denn meine Kinder spechen und
lesen kein Deutsch. Moosburg war ja weltbekannt durch das
Gefangenlager. Und ich kann mich
noch an vieles erinnern nach dem Krieg."
- Jim Lloyd,
Cincinnati (Sept. 1998)
- "I am writing on behalf of my father, Harry M. Lloyd,
who was a POW during WWII. He was captured in the
Invasion of Southern France and then spent the rest of
the war in Stalag VII-A. I talked with him on the
telephone and told him that I had found pictures of
Stalag VII-A. He was glad to hear this. Thank you for the
information you have on your website. It means a lot to
him and to me.
My father is writing down some of
his memories, and we will be glad to pass them along to
Nothing would thrill dad more than to be able to come
over and visit. It looks doubtful, but maybe
Thanks again. I told my father about all of this, and he
was extremely happy. "
- Par Henningson, Uppsala (Sept. 1998)
- "I am conducting research regarding some officers of
the USAAF that were interned in a POW-camp in Moosburg,
Bayern, in the spring of 1945. I wonder if you have any
information regarding this camp?
Thank you very much for the link to the Stalag VII
A-site. This helped me much! Vielen dank!"