While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities "unwise and untimely. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work.
Cowling, and guards and drivers were enroute to the left flank of the Division in the area of the d Infantry, with the mission of locating Col.
While passing through the city of Dachau a jeep bearing two newspaper reporters, a Stars and Stripes reporter and a Miss Higgins from the New York Herald Tribune, questioned the aide, Lt.
Cowling, as to the location of the concentration camp near the city limits. The lieutenant could not give them the exact location and informed them that he did not believe any American troops has as yet occupied the camp.
General Linden at this time directed the aide to continue on the road up towards the camp, while continuing to look for Col. Downard and at the same time take a reading on the situation at the camp. Cowling proceeded on up the road towards the camp.
Upon approaching a railroad track a large number of box cars were observed on the siding, and upon looking back at the cars, which were open on one side, the lieutenant discovered that they were stacked with dead bodies.
The lieutenant stopped his vehicle and the two generals and the aide made a quick inspection of the cars. All of the bodies were in an emaciated condition from starvation and many of the bodies showed signs of beating.
Several were noted to have been shot through the head. The two newspaper reporters were there at the time.
The General directed the aide to then proceed up the road towards the camp, which he did. As his jeep approached within a couple of hundred yards of the entrance, a German officer, a lieutenant, a German soldier, and a civilian wearing a Red Cross armband stepped around the corner of a building, carrying a white flag.
The lieutenant, the guard, and the driver of the jeep dismounted and covered the officer as he approached.
As the officer approached within a few feet of Lt. Cowling he asked if there was an American officer present.
The lieutenant informed his that he was an officer and the German replied that he wished to surrender the camp. At this point, General Linden arrived and the lieutenant informed him that he wished to surrender the camp of Dachau to him and that approximately SS guards still remained in the prison and that they were armed.
The Red Cross man said there were approximately 40, inmates of the prison, many of whom were half-crazed. At this point small arms fire cam from the left flank. The group took cover momentarily and the General had the German officer and the soldier stand in the open facing the fire.
The fire soon let up, however, and the General sent the aide on up into the camp to get the situation. He also sent an officer, Major Avery, back to the d Infantry to get two companies of infantry up to the camp as soon as possible to take charge of it.
Cowling went through one gate of the camp and just off to the right of the gate about 50 yards observed a tower with German soldiers in the tower.
Cowling called out to them to come down. As the jeep approached and then crossed a small moat surrounding the main camp, its path was blocked by a dead civilian square in the center of the road.Jun 10, · Prison literature is a fully formed genre.
While locked up many people find the reflexive outlet of writing a way to pass the monotony. Others find that they feel they must write to express some wrong, either against themselves or others.
What to write about? Write all that you remember about this person: the good side of that person.
Keep them posted on the outside. Time changes really fast for people in prison. Write about simple things such as the name of a street changing. Tell them what went on throughout this week. Tell a story. Write a poem. FBI agents reopened their investigation into three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz after receiving a letter purporting to be from one of the men.
Clarence Anglin, who fled the fortress prison.
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