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Pte. Vic Thurgood
I have just come across an old picture of my Uncle Vic Thurgood in a group photo in some woods, where he and the other prisoners had to work. The back of the picture, which is reproduced as a postcard, is marked Stalag XXB 324 Germany. I don't know very much at all about his life or conditions in this camp. They all look quite healthy in the photo, but I was told when I was a child that when he came home, he had serious problems - nightmares etcetera. The only thing I remember him saying was that one day two SS women paid a visit to the camp and one of the prisoners wolf-whistled them. The SS women pulled out their pistols and shot the man dead. If this was true, and I have no reason to doubt otherwise, no wonder he had mental health problems when he returned. I have enhanced the picture, taken out scratches and added the close up my uncle Vic at the top. Does anyone know him or where this camp was?
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