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Comments about Herman Taube
We traveled in sub-zero Arctic weather,
bundled in cotton-lined coats and fur hats,
to labor camps in remote detention villages.
There we gave first aid to the exiled Europeans
who were beset by plague and disease.
The people here suffered from frostbite and
the crushing burden of stressful hard labor.
Theirs was a difficult, miserable life--
constant insults added to their misery.
We were welcomed with warm greetings,
their single link to the outside world--
they all wanted to know how the war was
going. Are the radio stories about Hitler's ...