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My Mother Rosina Mauderer was born in Mooseberg, Germany in 1930. My grandfather, Joseph Mauderer, delivered dry cleaning to the German soldiers at the camp. My mother would smuggle food and medicine to the soldiers in the camp.
Patton's son-in-law and two other soldiers were smuggled out of the camp to escape being shot by a firing squad and hid in a bunker under a bee hive two doors down from my mother's house. The SS searched for the prisoners and would line up the people on my mother's street and demand info on the escaped prisoners in the bitter cold. They pulled my mother out of the line and put a gun to her head and said she would be shot unless they revealed the location of the prisoners.
She hated the Nazis and told the SS guard to "Go ahead and shoot her". No one spoke and she was let go. At end of war, Patton arrived at camp and a jeep was dispatched to bunker and soldiers were picked up, filthy and with beards for living in bunker for six weeks protected by the local Germans on my mom's street.
I am looking for info on the soldiers who were in bunker and anyone who had knowledge of this. Mother is currently living in Oceanside Ca.
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