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My Jewish-American grandfather guarded Nazis in WW2 France. After the war, one his prisoners sent him this illustrated book of his time in the camp. via /r/history


My Jewish-American grandfather guarded Nazis in WW2 France. After the war, one his prisoners sent him this illustrated book of his time in the camp.

My grandfather-in-law was a Jewish-American Officer who oversaw a German POW camp in WW2 France. "Pop" treated everyone with respect and was quite popular as a result. Years after the war he received this illustrated book from one of his prisoners in the mail.

I found it rummaging through my in-law's basement this past weekend and wanted to share what I perceived to be a good primary source of history with the community. In light of the "on all sides" rhetoric I found this to be a poignant reminder of how people on opposing sides (literally, Hitler) could come together.

I never had a chance to meet Pop, but from what I'm told he was a gentleman and a scholar who was even more popular with the ladies than he was with the Nazis.

Here is the book:

http://j.mp/2uQiNpU

Submitted August 18, 2017 at 03:02PM by Accidentally_Upvotes
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TIL that HP Lovecraft wrote nearly 100,000 letters in his lifetime, the second most number of letters written by anyone in recorded history; the first was French writer Voltaire. Lovecraft said, “I write [letters] exactly as easily and as rapidly as I would utter the same topics in conversation.” via /r/todayilearned


TIL that HP Lovecraft wrote nearly 100,000 letters in his lifetime, the second most number of letters written by anyone in recorded history; the first was French writer Voltaire. Lovecraft said, “I write [letters] exactly as easily and as rapidly as I would utter the same topics in conversation.”

http://j.mp/2ueLzep

Submitted July 31, 2017 at 09:36PM by pondji
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