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Berga: Soldiers of Another War
Stories of Berga What Would You Do? Timeline & Maps Berga and Beyond War Crimes
Intro Part I. Identity Part II. Escape Part III. Sabotage Part IV. Death March
Part II. Escape -- Do you try to escape from the well-guarded concentration camp?
Do you try to escape from the well-guarded concentration camp?

Certainly there were innumerable reasons why one would want to escape from Berga. The American prisoners of war there slept in uninsulated wooden barracks with bars on the windows, two to a bed in three-tiered, lice-infested bunks. Given no additional garments, the soldiers had only the clothes they were wearing at the time of their capture and the heat of a single stove to keep from freezing overnight.

Their food provided inadequate nourishment, and most of the G.I.s were forced to work 12 hours a day in mines, where they were beaten when their efforts proved "unsatisfactory." Before too long, men started to die. Yet, given the scope of this inhumanity, who knew what would happen if the Nazis caught you trying to run away?

Barbed-wire fence; soldiers standing at attention

Question: Do you try to escape from the well-guarded concentration camp? Answer:
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