French P.O.W.’s Gospel Tract from Stalag XIII C
The “Gospel of Our Savior Jesus Christ and the Acts of the Apostles” sent to a French soldier held prisoner by the Germans in Germany.
The camp, Stalag XIII C, in lower Bavaria, initially contained Belgian, Dutch and French soldiers taken during the Battle of France. In May–June 1941 Yugoslavian, predominantly Serbian prisoners arrived from the Balkans Campaign, and soon after in June–July 1941 Australian and other British Commonwealth soldiers arrived, captured during the Battle of Crete. American soldiers that had been captured during the Battle of Normandy arrived in June–July 1944, and more from the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945. In March 1945 a large group of prisoners arrived in deplorable condition after marching the 500 miles from Stalag VIII-D in severe winter conditions.
An eclectic assemblage of objects coving a wide range of human history.