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Stalag: U. S. A. : The Remarkable Story of German POWs in America

Gansberg, Judith M.

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ISBN 10: 0690012233 / ISBN 13: 9780690012231
Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1977
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Stalag: U. S. A. : The Remarkable Story of ...

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Officially it was called "reeducation" and presented to the POWs as "intellectual diversion"; actually it was indoctrination for democracy and, Gansberg admits, a clear violation of the Geneva Convention's prohibition against "denationalization." Leaving the intriguing legal and moral issues aside, Gansberg delves into previously unmined archives of the Prisoner of War Special Projects Division (POWSPD), to trace the story of the men--German and American--who put together a blitzkrieg of books, films, English-language courses, and lessons in German and American history to inculcate the values of democracy in some 372,000 Germans held in American POW camps.

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