I forgot to mention that Bernard has the rare distinction of never having surrendered. The reason most of his wartime earned medals and badges are gone-is because he gave them away while on his trek from the East Front-to his Parents home. It took him over 6 months of evading the authorities and the Russians-to finally get there. The most precious of his awards-are the ones he gave to me,
Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..