Experiences of a POW: Author's father inspires 'Under the Twisted Cross'Lying in a shelter on the Italian battlefield, Nick Bremer wakes to the sound of German voices. Without ammunition, his squad has no choice but to surrender. Their capture represents the start of a journey to Stalag IIB — known as the worst prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. Bremer endures hopelessness, near-starvation, physical torture and mind-numbing monotony, but the question remains — are his wit and tenacity enough to get him through the final European “death march” to the Western Front?
By: Linda Sailer, The Dickinson Press