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Winston Goldman
U.S. Army, 42nd Infantry Division
American Ex-Prisoner of War, Stalag IXB
European Theater



Tuesday, April 17th
Fear and Fun in German POW Camps

Win Goldman arrived in Marseilles France with the 42nd Rainbow Infantry Division in November 1945. He was captured in Hatten, France, by German elite Armored Panzer Grenadiers and SS troops during the Battle of the Bulge. After his capture, he traveled north by train across Rhine River (He saw the train station at Frankford-Hanau) to Bad Orb, a spa for wealthy people in earlier days. After several weeks in Stalag 9A, he was moved further north to Stalag 9B at Ziegenhain, near Giessen. He was liberated by Patton's armored units and flown to LeHavre, France where he was fed for a couple of weeks, bringing his weight up to 97 pounds. He then sailed for home.