German prisoners marching along Joseph-von-Görres-Straße, Aachen, Germany, circa late Oct 1944

Caption   German prisoners marching along Joseph-von-Görres-Straße, Aachen, Germany, circa late Oct 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   260-MGG-1061-1
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Photos on Same Day 30 Oct 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 24 Dec 2006

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1. Anonymous says:
28 Oct 2010 07:02:40 AM

What happened to all of those german prisoners where were they taken.
2. john labuda says:
25 Oct 2012 03:24:57 AM

Is there any information on the prisoners in this photo. I believe I can account for one.
3. VCWMuseum says:
30 Oct 2013 05:11:12 PM

German prisoners: some wound up in the USA as farm workers (under guard).... in Illinois: Hoopeston and Arlington Heights and several other locations.
4. Cor van Breukelen says:
8 Nov 2013 06:34:52 AM

This Photo was taken at the Josef-Von-Görres-Str. direction the present Europaplatz
5. Mark K says:
20 Oct 2015 01:22:57 PM

I'm aware that not all German soldiers were not nazi's. Most were just young men fighting for what they believed was their fatherland rather than Hitler's great lie. I live in SE WI there is a huge ballroom here that to this day still has prison cells in the lower level. I find that many of these guys stayed here in Wisconsin, and some went home, or what was left of it. My son met an ex Herman U boat crewman. He told stories of when they surfaced. At times the alarms would go off and the hatch was closed for an immediate dive. Many times there we crewman who did not make it back in the sub, and were left in the cold Atlantic. My son told me he saw the sadness in this mans eyes concerning his abandoned comrades as he spoke. I wonder how he felt when sinking merchant ships trying to reach England.

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