Posted 10 years ago
I recently picked up this "hidden gem" in a large estate grouping of paperwork.
The gem was a Thank You letter written by a German Prisoner of War (POW) being held in a stateside POW camp at Camp Carson, Colorado.
The POW writes to an American Officer to thank him for his nice treatment of prisoners. Apparently, the US officer was sent to an Army Hospital for treatment for a foot problem. The POW writes to also wish him luck in the coming year.
Luckily, the group includes the original ink letter penned in German along with a translation of the letter that was done at the US Hopital where the officer was being treated.
Rarely do POW letters from Axis POWs come up for sale in the US-- probably many more overseas with loved ones. It is very unusual to find one written as a thank you to an American Officer!
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