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Former POW pays visit to Camp Ruston

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Blumenberg was eventually transferred to an interrogation camp close to Arlington, Va. He was the only one of his crew that was captured and not sent to a Nazi camp in Arizona.

“I was the only one at Camp Ruston. I said I wasn’t a Nazi,” he explained. “In 1943, it was a very dangerous thing to do that. If Hitler had won the war, I would have been a dead duck.”

Wesley Harris, who wrote a historical book on World War II called A Fish out of Water, said many German soldiers did not consider themselves Nazis.

“A lot of people think during the war that every German was the same.

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