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Stalag XIIIB Weiden

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    Stalag XIIIB Weiden

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    Jean Marcel ClavĂ?

    My grandfather Jean Marcel Clavé was a prisoner of war in Stalag 13B.

    Noel ClavĂ?

    Clarence "Harry" Little Orama

    My father, Clarence Little, known as "Harry", survived the sinking of the Orama and was held in Stalag 13B.

    Richard Little

    Pte. Don Vern Brown

    My dad, Don Brown was captured at Dieppe and went to Stalag VIIIB where he said he was a farmer and Sargent form Brantford, Ontario Canada. He then went to XIIIB before the Death March.

    Robert C Anderson

    Cpl. Charles William "Jack, Ginger" Beales

    My Dad, Charles Beale was a POW in Poland During WW2, I know he was in Stalag 13 as I have a photo of him with other prisoners out front.I believe he was in Poland for most of the war. He told me he escaped 3 times in Poland, but was captured each time.He didn't tell us much, but I do have a few other stories.


    Pte. James Neil "Red" McQuarrie

    My Dad, James Neil McQuarrie was the third Canadian on the Beach at Normandy. My Auntie recently gave me a container with some of Dad's things in it that Gramma saved. I came across a sketch that Dad had done in 1944 while imprisoned in Staleg XIII B. A self portrait with a poem. It is very touching. Hard to read, when its your Dad and all. He is 91 years old and living in a retirement home here.

    Donna Ferguson

    Mladjen Stijakovic

    My late Grandfather, Mladjen Stijakovic, was captured in Bosnia and brought to Stalag 13b in 1942. He served the term until war ended in 1945. During his term there, he served a local Check baker, Enzel Scobac (please note that the name written is probably not correct, it's written the way we pronounce it). As my entire Grandfather's family was slaughtered in Bosnia in 1942, including his wife and children, one of them which he has never seen, Encel Scobac felt sorry for my Grandad and took him to his bakery to help, and they become great friends.

    Few years after, my Grandad fell in love with Encel's daughter, and in 1945 they got a baby son. The baby had approx 20 days when war ended and all war prisoners were brought back to their country of origin. My Grandad's girlfriend was not allowed with him on the train, as they thought the baby would not survive the trip (it took approx 10-15 days from Czech Republic to Bosnia).

    My Grandad came back to his ruined home, and started rebuilding. Took him several years to form a decent home. But under preassure of family and neighbourgs, he was forced to get married again. He admited to his wife (My Grandmother) he had a wife and a baby while in the camp, and my Grandmother supported the idea of him going back there to look for them, but the poverty of the time prevented the trip.

    Later on, my Aunties (in the late 60' and 70'ties) were actively looking for their lost half brother thru various organizations, but with no success. The search was stopped in 1990, when the civil war broke in former Yugoslavia. After more than 20 years of search, they have simply given up any hope. I know my Grandfater would love us to meet his son, and I made it my personal aim to keep looking for him. If you can help with any info about the territory, the baker - Encel Scobac etc, or simply with the advice of where to start the search, please get in touch with me, I would love to hear from you

    Ana Mijatovic

    F/O Don Hall 158 Squadron

    Flying Officer Don Hall served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during WW2. He was posted to 158 Squadron and was later shot down over Holland and spent the rest of the war in various POW Camps initially Stalag XIIIB.

    The external link connects to a very detailed website relating his full story.

    Able Sea. Philip Lindup RMS Orama

    I joined the Orama in late autumn 1939 and crossed the Atlantic to pick up Canadian troops from Halifax ,Nova Scotia. Returned safely before Christmas, my last one at home for five years! I then went to Australia and back on RMS service; once again no problems.

    In May 1940, we joined convoy to Norway which assembled at Scapa Flow. we ran aground in Scapa, following a naval destroyer which had much less draught than we did. To meet sailing date with convoy, we pumped out most of our fresh water; thereby hangs a tale! The rendezvous was outside Narvik. There were more ships in the convoy than were needed, so we were ordered to return to Scapa on our own, and it was then that we ran into the German Navy. We had lots of trouble with rats on the ship. Crew who had been on the ship since her maiden voyage, said that they had never known so many rats about. Did they know something?

    The vessel was sunk and most of the crew were picked up by German destoyers and Hipper. We were landed Trondheim and transferred to cattle trucks on a train; these carried a sign - they would carry 10 horses or 40 men. We were taken down to Oslo and across to Denmark, and then down to Stalag 13 (I think).

    Then moved to Tost, which is Upper Silesia, and was placed in the Tost camp along with PG Wodehouse among others. Eventually moved on to Marlag und Milag Nord, where I stayed until liberation in April 1945.

    Jeremy Cotton

    Cpt. Jan Gerard Van_den_Berg

    My father Jan Van den Berg spent 4 1/2 years in Stalag 13B during 1940 to 1945. We moved to Canada in 1952, he past away in 1986. He mentioned he was liberated by the Rusians in 1942.

    Robert Van den Berg

    Melvin R. Heath

    My brother Melvin R Heath was in Stalag XIIIB. I am looking for information about this camp.


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