NZ’s Buchenwald hero


It wasn’t until I was compiling today’s history post that I learned a New Zealander was one of the heroes of Buchenwald concentration camp.

Phil Lamason, a Dannervirke farmer, was the senior officer among 168 allied airmen taken to Buchenwald.

Classified as Terrorflieger” (terror flier) they were treated not as Prisoners of War but as criminals and spies.

WIkipedia has the story here and there’s a video interview with him here.

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