THAT'S THE WAY IT WAS

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April 1945: Fifteen year old German soldier, Hans-Georg Henke, cries after being captured in Germany. His father died 1938 and his mother in 1944. After his mother’s death, a neighbor had him drafted into the military so he could be taken care of. When the war was coming to an end he walked 60 miles to try and reach American lines only to be captured by the Russians. Henke, along with his two brothers, survived the war and he went on to live a full life. He died in 1997 in Finsterwalde, Germany.
Click here to read 1967 AP article and interview
Photo by John Florea

April 1945: Fifteen year old German soldier, Hans-Georg Henke, cries after being captured in Germany. His father died 1938 and his mother in 1944. After his mother’s death, a neighbor had him drafted into the military so he could be taken care of. When the war was coming to an end he walked 60 miles to try and reach American lines only to be captured by the Russians. Henke, along with his two brothers, survived the war and he went on to live a full life. He died in 1997 in Finsterwalde, Germany.

Click here to read 1967 AP article and interview

Photo by John Florea

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