A new topic about WWII. Since we sometimes speak about WWI as well, it's better to collect them in one topic. On TV I just saw an interview with a Dutch author, Gustaaf Peek, who went to Hearne, Texas where he tried to find more information about a POW camp, because he was surprised he had never heard of such camps out there. It all started with a picture of man who had been a prisoner there, between 1943 and 1945. So Peek wanted to find out what happened there to get inspiration for a book. While walking around, seaching for remnants of the camp, he got a lot of help from locals who were glad to help him with his research. One Hearne resident told him that they treated SS members better than Afro-Americans. And in Europe Peek had heard from someone who was a prisoner in that camp that SS members treated Afro-Americans better than the US citizens did. Quite a shocking perspective. Anyway, Peek has written a novel. Dutch title “Ik was Amerika” (I was America) inspired by the stories he heard. The story is about Dirk, a Dutch man fighting for the nazi’s, captured by the allied forces in North Africa. Together with thousands of German POW’s he was brought to one of many camps in the US. Camplife in Texas is very confronting. The men eat well, learn English, act in plays, but they also have to work with the black workers on the cotton fields … I'd say, this is a great subject for a film as well. Who knows what will happen with it in the future.