Seven Years Among Prisoners of War

One of these was Chris Christiansen, who had just graduated from Theological School at Copenhagen University when he took a position with the World's Alliance of the YMCAs to work with British, American, and other Allied prisoners of war in ...


Author: Chris Christiansen


ISBN: UOM:39015032536313

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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One of these was Chris Christiansen, who had just graduated from Theological School at Copenhagen University when he took a position with the World's Alliance of the YMCAs to work with British, American, and other Allied prisoners of war in Germany. The next seven years were, for him, "an amazing experience." The prisoners faced cold, starvation, loneliness, deprivation, and cruel and arbitrary treatment. Those who served among them - unrecognized in the headlines or history text - worked tirelessly and patiently to relieve the conditions of the prisoners as much as possible. Christiansen, who was also arrested in Berlin and imprisoned in Moscow experienced this grim aspect of warfare from both sides.

British Character and the Treatment of German Prisoners of War 1939 48

See, CAB 66/61 WP (45) 89, Disposal of Prisoner of War in Captured in North- West Europe, Memorandum by the Secretary ... 166–84; Chris Christiansen, Seven Years Among Prisoners of War, trans. by Ida Egede Winther (Ohio: OUP, 1994), pp.


Author: Alan Malpass

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030489151

Category: History

Page: 225

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This book examines attitudes towards German held captive in Britain, drawing on original archival material including newspaper and newsreel content, diaries, sociological surveys and opinion polls, as well as official documentation and the archives of pressure groups and protest movements. Moving beyond conventional assessments of POW treatment which have focused on the development of policy, diplomatic relations, and the experience of the POWs themselves, this study refocuses the debate onto the attitude of the British public towards the standard of treatment of German POWs. In so doing, it reveals that the issue of POW treatment intersected with discussions of state power, human rights, gender relations, civility, and national character.

The Seven Years War

... prisoners from each other during the Seven Years' War.74 If combatants that had been taken prisoner but not yet exchanged, escaped, then they rendered themselves in principle guilty of desertion.75 Soldiers who were prisoners of war ...



Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004236448

Category: History

Page: 644

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In The Seven Years’ War: Global Views, Mark H. Danley, Patrick J. Speelman, and sixteen other contributors reach beyond traditional approaches to the conflict. Chapters cover previously-understudied aspects of the war in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere.

The Colditz Myth

Campbell, A., Colditz Cameo: Being a Collection of Verse Written by a Prisoner of War in Germany, 1940–1945 (Ditchling, 1954). Cardigan, Earl, I Walked Alone (London, ... Christiansen, C., Seven Years Among Prisoners of War, trans.


Author: S. P. Mackenzie

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199203079

Category: History

Page: 446

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Though only one among hundreds of prison camps in which British servicemen were held between 1939 and 1945, Colditz enjoys unparalleled name recognition both in Britain and in other parts of the English-speaking world. Made famous in print, on film, and through television, Colditz remains a potent symbol of key virtues - including ingenuity and perseverance against apparantly overwhelming odds - that form part of the popular mythology surrounding the British war effort in World War II. Colditz has played a major role in shaping perceptions of the POW experience in Nazi Germany, an experience in which escaping is assumed to be paramount and 'Outwitting the Hun' a universal sport. The story of Colditz has been told often and in a variety of forms but in this book MacKenzie chronicles the development of the Colditz myth and puts what happened inside the castle in the context of British and Commonwealth POW life in Germany as a whole. Being a captive of the Third Reich - from the moment of surrender down to the day of liberation and repatriation - was more complicated and a good deal tougher than the popular myth would suggest. The physical and mental demands of survival far outweighed escaping activity in order of importance in most camps almost all of the time, and even in Colditz the reality was in some respects very different from the almost Boy's Own caricature that developed during the post-war decades. In The Real Colditz MacKenzie seeks, for the first time, toplace Colditz - both the camp and the legend - in a wider historical context.

Shadows of Slaughterhouse Five

He himself became a POW in Moscow following the war, 1945 — 1946. From 1946—48, he helped German POWs in Great Britain and Egypt. With the assistance of Gifford Doxsee of Ohio University he published Seven Years Among Prisoners of War ...


Author: Ervin E. Szpek, Jr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440105678

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

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Shadows of Slaughterhouse Five chronicles the story of 150 American POWs captured in the Battle of the Bulge and eventually caught up in one of the greatest tragedies of World War II---the firebombing of Dresden. This collection includes oral histories, previously unpublished memoirs, and letters from home and from the front that together tell their compelling story in their own words. From simple hometown beginnings through the awakenings of military life in basic training, from assignment on the supposed "quiet zone" in Belgium to the unexpected Battle of the Bulge, from forced march and entrainment to eventual assignment on work details in Dresden --- the "Florence of the Elbe," to the inferno of Dresden on February 13-14, 1945, and the gruesome work details to follow, the individual and collective recollections and reflections of these 150 young men, the men housed in the famed Slaughterhouse Five, reveal a very personal side of war and the struggle for survival. Yet repatriation did not bring closure to this chapter of their young lives for like shadows their memories would forever be part of them. Today more than sixty years after the firebombing of Dresden, the statue of a steer wishing health and happiness to the citizens of Dresden still stands at the entrance to the public slaughterhouse, a silent witness to the maelstrom that descended upon Dresden and this group of 150 American POWs housed within, Now after more than 60 years of silence for most of these men, Kurt Vonnegut's fellow POWs tell their story of Slaughterhouse Five, in their words as they saw it --- dog face young soldiers assured that the war was soon to be over!

Colditz Myth C

Campbell , A. , Colditz Cameo : Being a Collection of Verse Written by a Prisoner of War in Germany , 1940–1945 ( Ditchling , 1954 ) . CARDIGAN , Earl , I Walked Alone ... CHRISTIANSEN , C. , Seven Years Among Prisoners of War , trans .




ISBN: 0191532231



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World War II in Europe Africa and the Americas with General Sources

the benchmark for POW treatment , not only published an official Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross ... Warrior without Weapons , Bernadotte , Instead of Arms ; and Christiansen , Seven Years among Prisoners of War .


Author: Vālmīki

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313293252

Category: History

Page: 525

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This volume discusses the best and most enduring literature of World War II years, incorporating all aspects from military and political history to social and cultural history.

The Last Escape

Chris Christiansen, Seven Years among Prisoners of War, trans. Egede Winther (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1994). This figure of 8,348 appears in other sources as the number of British and American POWs who died in German hands ...


Author: John Nichol

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141926131

Category: History

Page: 512

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As WW2 drew to a close, hundreds of thousands of British and American prisoners of war, held in camps in Nazi-occupied Europe, faced the prospect that they would never get home alive. In the depths of winter, their guards harried them on marches outof their camps and away from the armies advancing into the heart of Hitler's defeated Germany. Hundreds died from exhaustion, disease and starvation. THE LAST ESCAPE is told through the testimony of those heroic men, now in their seventies and eighties and telling their stories publicly for the first time.

Captured Memoir of World War II

It was nearly sixty years later in April of 2004 on reading the memoirs of Chris Christiansen, the International YMCA ... camp and seen how recalls Christiansen in his book it gradually grew in size," Seven Years Among Prisoners of War.


Author: James D. Pascoe


ISBN: 9781312470941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 398

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Two years after the United States entered the Second World War, 21 year old college student James D. Pascoe was drafted into the U. S. Army Air Force. The California native trained as a tail gunner, and was assigned to a B-26 Marauder. On his 11th mission, the young airman was shot down over the French countryside. Passed by local families to the Resistance, Pascoe spent weeks on the run. Betrayed, he was captured and imprisoned by the Germans. This memoir, based on the daily journal he kept through the war, tells the story of an ordinary American - from civilian to POW and back again.

Hospitable God

(1977) Hospitality in Early Rome. Chicago: ares. bretherton, l. ... Studies in Christian Ethics 19/1, 39ff. bretherton, l. (2006b) Hospitality as Holiness. aldershot: ashgate. ... C. (1994) Seven Years among Prisoners of War, athens, ...


Author: George Newlands

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317121213

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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Exploring the hospitality of God, and its implications for human thought and action, this book examines the concepts of hospitality as cognitive tools for reframing our thinking about God, divine action, and human response in discipleship. Hospitality is imagined as an interactive symbol, changing perspectives and encouraging stable environments of compassionate construction in society. Human rights are of crucial importance to the wellbeing of the people of our planet. But there is a sense in which they will always be an emergency measure, a response to evils as they are happening. The authors argue that a hospitable comparative theology reaches out to bring Christian hospitality into the dialogue of world religions and cultures. It will respect the identity of particular groups and yet will strive for a cosmopolitan sharing of common values. It will respect tradition but also openness to reform and re-imagining. It will encourage convergence and development in a fluid stream of committed hospitalities.