April 11, 2011

WAIT! ARE YOU SAYING THEY DIDN'T GET FAIR TRIALS, WE JUST IMPRISONED THEM FOR THE DURATION OF THE WAR?:

Prisoners (Hendrik Hertzberg April 18, 2011, The New Yorker)

On May 13, 1943, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered. The Allies suddenly found themselves saddled with nearly three hundred thousand prisoners of war, including the bulk of General Erwin Rommel’s famed Afrika Korps. Unable to feed or house their share, the British asked their American comrades to relieve them of the burden. And so, by the tens of thousands, German soldiers were loaded aboard Liberty Ships, which had carried American troops across the Atlantic. Eventually, some five hundred P.O.W. camps, scattered across forty-five of the forty-eight United States, housed some four hundred thousand men.

There, now aren't we all ashamed of ourselves?


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