Foreign News: Six Who Came Back

Four years after war's end, Soviet Russia still keeps more than a million German and Japanese in her slave labor camps. Not all of them were taken as prisoners of war; many are civilians, including women taken from Eastern Germany. Little is known in the West about their fate; only an occasional carefully phrased postcard message reaches their families. But some have been released, and in its current issue the British Medical Journal published a memorable report on how such prisoners fare.

The report was a cold, painstaking case history of six German women, taken to Russia in 1945, who were released...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!