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Izabella
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From: Santa Rosa CA
Registered: 8/10/2004
posted 8/10/2004 9:37:02 PM    Click here to view the profile for Izabella  Click here to email Izabella  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I am interested in hearing from any survivors of the liberation of Oflag VIIA in Murnau. My father was a Polish prisoner of war ther for the duration of the war on the European front.

If anyone has any stories from that time, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

Thank you


Izabella

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 9/3/2004 9:37:15 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Izabella, My cousin, Rick Woldenberg
knows two survivors of the
POW camp in Woldenberg Germany (now renamed Dobiegniewo, Poland) who were transferred to Murnau
and liberated by Companies A and B of the
66th Armored Infantry Battalion and the
Company C of the 43d Tank Battalion on April
29 1945.

The two survivors were Polish soldiers.
You can contact Rick Woldenberg at

rwoldenberg@learningresources.com


If you need to contact the 66th Armored Infantry Battalion, Call George O'Bryan
618 282 6079,

or the 43d Tank Battalion call Mark Ault
765 459 5245.

I first heard of Murnau when it was mentioned on television during the Olympic
Games coverage. The program said that
the 12th Armored Division freed these prisoners.

Good luck! Mike Woldenberg