WE NEED TO REMEMBER!!!!
(These series of post start with my father’s arrival as a POW at a labor camp somewhere in Russia. In his memoirs he calls the camp by the name of “Pikolov.” I’ve done extensive research for camps by that name and have come up with nothing. The name most likely was not spelled correctly. I did find some names of labor camps with similar spelling but I have no way to verify it. In later postings I will be including a drawing my father made of the layout of the camp he was held in. Also upon reviewing my notes and comparing them with dates in the memoir; the best time frame I could put together was February 1945-July 1947; as his time in captivity; an error in my calculations is possible.)
First Days In Pikolov
There were more than three thousand, three hundred POW’s when we first arrived, all suffering from malnutrition…
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