26 April 2005
United States of America
| 4/5 |
April 26, 2005
Alfred A. Knopf
Hearts Grown Brutal
| Roger Cohen books, World War II books|
Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis' Final Gamble is a 2005 history of World War II by New York Times reporter Roger Cohen. It recounts the ordeals suffered by the 550 American prisoners of war shipped into eastern Germany during the winter of 1944–1945.
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Cohen details how the prisoners, many of whom were accused by their Nazi captors of being Jewish, were mixed in with victims of the Holocaust and sent to a concentration camp in Berga.
Publishers Weekly stated that "Cohen's level of detail... makes this journalistic history come alive." Author Elie Wiesel stated that "Cohen is to be thanked for revealing to the public its profound human drama with talent, sensitivity, and a commitment to truth.”