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...

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