Kriegie Memories, Page 28.
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was the man we thanked for that. In December, 1943 the fleas and lice were terrible. The Germans had deloused and shaved our heads in October and put us in those bug infested barracks with out fumigating. Harry used a very good angle on Major Igle. He explained that if the lice were not gotten rid of there would be an epidemic in camp. Major Igle, he was then a captain, was sorry, but they would not be able to help us. "You know the scarcity of things. Germany has been at war for five years." It looked as if we would have to endure the friendly little fellows, but then Vozic came across with his "Ace in the hole." He stated that we was sorry too, because if we did not get typhus the German guards who came into the camp would contract it from the poisoners and they in turn would give it to the Austrian civilian population. That got him. Within the next few days a big change
began. Barrack 40 became a stop over place while your barrack was being fumigated. The day that it was thrown open to be aired out, you with all your clothes and blankets was marched under heavy guard out the big gate (shown on page 27, lower left) along the lane and down the hill into the delouser yard where you waited a half an hour or more. When they had room in the building the Jerrys began shoving as many men into a