Forgive me as I divert yet again. This week I want to talk about something I’ve recently discovered. A buried fact about World War II. Just so you know Being a veteran make these things are extremely important to me. 360 American soldiers captured by the Nazis were sent to Berga a sub-camp of the Buchenwald labor camp, be tortured, to starve, and to die.
After the Battle of the Bulge something like 81,000 American soldiers were killed or captured. 23,000 Americans soldiers here packed into trains so tight that if one of them died or fainted they couldn’t be laid out or tended too. A remember a number plenty of stories about Jews being treated the same way. These soldiers were taken to another encampment to be processed. While being quote processed our soldiers were asked for their name, their rank, and their religion. Asking a soldiers contrary to what their officers told them they were asked for their religion. Which went against while being processed word came down that all Jews were to be separated and sent it Buchenwald.
I have learned of those 23,000 soldiers, 360 soldiers American soldiers were separated from the 23,000 to be sent to Berga labor camp. The Nazi’s that were running this processing center had received orders demanding 360 American Jews to be sent Berga. Berga was a sub-camp of Buchenwald used foe slave labor and extermination. Unfortunately there only 80 Jews among the 23,000 soldiers. So these blood thirsty savages made up the difference by taking soldiers that looked Jewish, those they thought had Jewish names and soldiers with a little too much mouth. Buchenwald and its sub-camp Berga were among worst extermination camps in operation. Our soldiers arrived at Berga on February 13, 1945.
Buchenwald and Berga of the worst extermination camps built by Nazis. These camps were created for the express purpose of eliminating Jews and Gypsy. Plus the mentally retarded, physically handicapped, homosexuals and intellectuals’ that disagreed with Hitler openly were “evacuated” or ‘relocated’ to these camps. The slave labor sent to ‘Camp” Berga were used to mine and excavate huge underground caverns were certain industries were to be moved. Three Different industries like rockets, jet fuel manufacturing and research into new fuels was to be built-in these caverns safe from enemy bombing
Just like the Jews on one side of a fence these soldiers were forced to live and work in conditions unfit for abused and neglected animals. Their only medic despite desperate pleas received no aid managed with his life endangered managed to keep a record. They were forced to work in mine caverns without any of the safety equipment. Such as air cleaners and showers so the air they were forced to work in a place where the air became deadly.
Next time I swear to start with the Finance Green Card or bringing someone home you would like to marry.