Those Left Behind

Those Left Behind

Maybe the passing of time eased the emotional sting, but the disclosure still had a shocking impact. According to records released by a retired Russian army general, Dmitri Volkogonov, 119 Americans were held in camps as Soviet prisoners of war following World War II. Of this group, 18 died in custody (some by execution), several were interned for lengthy sentences, and others were eventually released, settling in Soviet territory. According to the general, none of the remaining Americans are currently being held against their will.

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