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 - LETTER— (Continued from first page) who arrived...
LETTER— (Continued from first page) who arrived safely in Hearne, Texas, only a handful lived return to Germany after the "MY PURPOSE IN writing an effort to receive any accurate j hope that we can better acquaint her with the history of this camp than have her live the rest of life in doubt. "Any information that you supply will be greatly appreciated. A stamped, addressed enve- ilope is enclosed for your con- venience , Mayor Ramgay called upon City Manager N. L. McCarver fol met locally, . . . ., *"' arn "' »> e ™'' Bating that sev- eral da y* Mer he saw them • th In the plnk of health ! • ? "I*™ *«• 1 32, nTt, Y""' **. "I O.!'!° thed> Uved ln ?"? am ***' m I te «"P°rary war buildings equip- ped with natural gas heat, shower baths, and electric services." Continuing his reply, McCarver siaiea. "However there was an incident that happened at this camp jthat might throw some light on the particular German girl's story. Through reliable sources, it was learned locally that a German young man had come to the U. 3. and had become a U. S it was lowed to return to the U. S. He ™ plac <l d in the German Nazi Army and was later captured in Africa and sent to the Hearne PW Camp. j During his stay in the Hearne I PW Camp he was visited by a J sister of his who was supposed to have been living in the New York' area at the time. She visited him on several occasions during her week's stay in Hearne. Immedi- ately after her final visit to this . — — German PW at the Hearne PW camp, this German soldier was i *._*•__ • » . _ . . ; j brutally beaten by his own Nazi comrades and as a result died, IT WAS REPORTED that he . —"!««««»•»»• was buried at the cemetery plot (provided by the Hearne PW L.JCamp. For your further infor- mation, this cemetery was located Highway 190 view of motorists and plain others. At the time the Hearne PW Camp was no longer in use, only 13 graves were in this ceme- tery. It was reported that some of the 13 were brought in from other camps. To me, this would indi- cate that there were not many of the German PW's who prisoners at the Hearne PW "I feel reasonably sure that the German girl you refer to in your badly advised letter has been about conditions iPW Camp. at the Hearne "FOR YOUR FURTHER infor- mation ' 1 would like to quote a former German PW who was at the Hearne pw Cam P dur- ing this time ' A£ter Ieavin 8 f or ^' s home in Germany and two years later returning to Houston, -?~~-~ — i.. _«:_:., _„= . army) he told newspaper report- srs> ' Yes > l was a Pw in the sis..... ...... , 'exas on an official assignment (he was an officer in the German Hearne Prisoner of War Camp i j^-uring WWII and, boy, did I have it easy. You know, I wr.-.'d advise anyone that when the next war, starts to get on the side opposite the U. S., get captured and put into an American P. W. Camp, and you will have it made'." McCarver also Stated in the reply that he had received letters from several inmates of the camp wanting to return to this country.

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  1. The Hearne Democrat,
  2. 16 Jun 1961, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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