Canada: ALBERTA: In the F

Werner Schwalb, a staunch Nazi for most of his 31 years, joined the German Army in 1937. As a tank gunner he won an Iron Cross in the invasion of France. He was with Rommel in North Africa. Then he was captured, and that finished him as a soldier. But not as a Nazi.

On July 22, 1943 in prison camp at Medicine Hat, Alta., Sergeant Schwalb and another Afrika Korps man, Private Adolf Kratz, decided that a fellow prisoner, August Plaszek, was an anti-Nazi "swine," apparently because he objected to the ironhanded rule of the prisoners by a Nazi clique....

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