|I purchased this map from an Ex-POW Organization. This map was printed in a newspaper on March 25, 1945. It breaks down the German/Poland areas by Prison Camp Numbers. I apologize for the split down the center, as my scanner could only handle half of the map at a time. *Stalag II B may be the only prison camp still standing because the buildings were large brick construction of a permanent nature. It was originally located in Hammerstein, Germany but the name of the town has been changed to Czema, and it is now located in Poland. That area is in a strip of land fought over for years by the Germans and the Poles. Since the Poles were on the winning side, they now own the strip. As of a few years ago, this camp was a Polish Army camp.*
*The asterisks connotate a post-note taken from the book, Twice to Freedom, written by Edwin & Mary Suominen. The book came to me as a gift from Gary DiMora. Mr. DiMora had written me hoping to find out information on his father, Salvatore DiMora, who was also in Stalag IIB. Unfortunately, I do not recall meeting Salvatore, but I am very thankful to have met and exchanged e-mails with his son, Gary. Thank you, Gary.
|Eugene J Hamlett
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