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POW running forklift

POW running forklift

One of the questions was do you know any of these languages and I said I had one year. So that’s where I went with one of my friends and we worked with Germans on the loading dock. Usually the experienced prisoners were the forklift operators. They were pretty good, some of them. But they were very tolerant with us. We were just a bunch of 15- 16 year old kids. . . . I remember my first attempt at showing off my German a little bit. I told the German forklift operator to sit the pallet on the ceiling, and they laughed and they laughed. They thought that was so funny.

- Bud Elliott

Updated January 15, 2009 . Please send comments to Sarah Langsdon, Asst. Curator of Special Collections
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