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February 11, 2012

Calling all Descendants of men in Holzminden POW camp Germany

Looking for descendants of Prisoners-of-war held in Holzminden POW camp for officers in Germany from September 1917 to December 1918.

In 1918 a group of Allied Prisoners-of-War spent 9 months digging a tunnel to freedom. A movie, tentatively called "The Enemy Within" is under production to tell the story of these men and their escape.

A companion book is also being written. It is a collection of Holzminden POW profiles. If you or someone you know is a descendant of a soldier who was held at this Prison camp you are asked to contact Jacqueline Cook, author and screenwriter. Your ancestor does not need to have been involved in the escape to qualify.

See Faces of Holzminden website for more details


BDM said...

Thanks for posting this, Lorine! I have been in touch with them for some time.
- Brenda

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this Lorine, I'm one of the researchers for the Prisoners of War, so far we have 361 accounted for, Officers, orderlies, pilots, privates, sergeants, Colonels, all nationalities, countries...I don't have a google account but you can have my email at