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Kriegsgefangenenlager Nr. 1 d. Lw.
To: S.B.O and S.A.O.
On the evening of June 19, 1944 two members
of Group III, were working under block 13, New Compound. The
Ps.o.W. tried to prevent the German soldiers from doing their work by
impetuous trampling on the floor and pouring hot water. I state
that this interference happened in spite of the S.A.O's and S.B.O's
affirmation that any incident proving lack of discipline would be
stopped for the time to come. One of the German soldiers then
fired two shots to the height which made the Ps.o.W. stop their
troubling the German soldiers and return to their rooms.
Afterwards the block leader of block 13
confessed to a member of Group III that this interference was made
_ _ rthry, in this connection your attention is drawn to the fact that
the Ps.o.W. will risk their lives wantonly if this undisciplined
attitude will not be altered.