A Wisconsin infantry soldier describes life in German prison camps during World War Two.

Memoir, ca. 1993-1995 (selections).

Jack Sneesby grew up in Lake Geneva, New London, Amory, and Berlin (towns where his father worked as a clergyman) before joining the 338th Infantry Regiment, Co. I. and being captured on November 1, 1944. After the war, expanding on a journal kept at the time, he wrote a memoir of his experiences as a prisoner of war at Stalag IIIB at Furstenburg and at Stalag IIIA at Luckenwalde, Germany. In the short selections digitized here, he describes living conditions in and an evacutation march from the POW camps. The entire memoir (described here) exists in paper form in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives. These documents are made available online through a partnership between the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television.

Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
Creator: Sneesby, Jack T.
Pub Data: Memoir, ca. 1993-1995 (selections). Original manuscripts at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, Call Number: SC 47
Citation: Sneesby, Jack T. Memoir, ca. 1993-1995 (selections). Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, Call Number: SC 47. Online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1640 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1640; Visited on: 6/19/2018