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German POWs in the USA

An der Schwelle: Zeitschrift des Kriegsgefangenenlagers Gordon Johnston, Teillager Eglin Field, Florida, U.S.A.. Folge 5, 1. November 1945 [On the threshold: a journal of the prisoner of war camp Gordon Johnston, sub-camp Eglin Field, Florida, USA, no. 5, November 1, 1945].

Eglin Field, Florida, 1945. Quarto (26.7 × 20.5 cm). Original side-stapled mimeographed pamphlet; 27 pp. of mimeographed typescript and illustrations. Final leaf detached; light overall wear; else about very good.

Single issue of this German-language periodical published by POWs in the camp at Eglin Field, Florida, which was a sub-camp of Camp Gordon Johnston, south of Tallahassee. The contents range from reminiscences and recollections of the homeland, to essays on current events and the political situation in post-war Germany, to short quotations and quotes by German writers. One of the contributions discusses Vienna musical culture, another reflects on whether such as thing as an "American lifestyle" exists. Illustrated with several smaller mimeographed drawings. Issued in an unspecified, but likely small print run in the low hundreds or less.

As of June 2021, KVK and OCLC only show four microform holdings in North America, as well as a xerox copy in Germany.

Book ID: 51344

Price: $175.00