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It was during our sojourn in Strassburg, Carinthia, Austria, in 1946 that "B" Squadron, of the...

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I kept my mother's birth certificate and a letter from the Vienna Records Office and also a book of...

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Colonel Roger Welchman came up quickly, along with Boyd, and there was another officer with him who I think...

Memories of a Jewish Couple [Mr. & Mrs.Kammerling]

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