Posted on Behalf of Ernst Friedel
On October 31, 2011 an event will take place in Washington that is very important to history.
At this event, US Major Merrit Drucker of the US armed forces will officially apologize to the German soldiers and their relatives for the terrible treatment German prisoners of war had to go through in the so-called "Rheinwiesenlager". Between 750,000 and 1 million German prisoners of war perished. That was after the war had ended.
The apology will be accepted by Oberstleutnant der Bundeswehr a.D. Max Klaar, who is the President of " Verband Deutscher Soldaten". The event has been made possible through the efforts of Mr. James Bacque, author of the book "Other Losses" which documents what happened in those camps, and US Major Merrit Drucker.
Many of us have praised Mr. Bacque for what he has done for us Germans by the research he has conducted on the subject and that is good.
But to put on an event like this requires not only much work, but costs also a lot of money. I believe that we, the worldwide German Community, should at least cover the cost of the event, otherwise our praises ring hollow. All of us, who can effort it, should make a contribution to help carry the load. I have done so and I hope that many of you will do the same. As I wrote above, this event is very important to our history and we owe it to the ones who perished and suffered to make this part of history known to all. If you are able to afford even just a very little please send your contribution to:
German World Alliance
c/o Tony Bergmeier
83 Lang Crescent
Canada, N2K 1P4
Thank you very much
- There are absolutely no expectations made with this message and is only a just in case. With best greetings to you all.