The Press-Gazette (Hillsboro, OH), 12 May 1944, page 1 column 7
Lillian Crum, Kerns, Caplmg- Eaglro, Rose Cole, TO REVEAL HOW PRISONERS LIVE German Refugee To Speak At Baptist Church Monday; Monday; Publk Invited . The prisoners were supposed face the wall, away from the when they heard the key rattle the lock of the underground cell of the dungeon-prison near Konigsberg. Konigsberg. in East-Prussia. Thus begins the gdm experience of Oscar Stern, 56-year-old Christian-Jew Christian-Jew who will speak at the First Baptist Church here next Harold Rebecca to :nen MR. STERN Monday, May 15, at 8 o'clock. Thei e wi 1] be no admission cheree. and all the public is cordially invited to attend this exceptionally exceptionally interesting meeting. Stern, who was sentenced to twehii months in prison for repeating repeating a Hermann Goering joke within hearing of a Gestapo faced the wall with the four others in his cell as the young Storm Trooper entered. Stem is deaf m one ear, as a result of World War wound sustained as member of the Austrian Army the Eastern Front, and he ihought Jiis name was called so he the result was two blows across the mouth, a truncheon felled inoclc.rs out most of his teeth. Si.\ years ago. that was the spot of his life. The high spot on Jlarch 4, 1540. when he at New York, Europe has only thing he wants now--his wife from Germany.