Why Does This
Below is a summary of one the NY Times' POW/MIA 'reports.
Didn't bother to mention that we knew they actually
Once Held By Stalin N.Y. Times
A Russian Newspaper published a list of 39 Americans
imprisoned by the U.S.S.R. during W.W. II.
The list was drawn from KGB files.
Dmitri Volkogonov, the Russian co-chairman of a joint commission
'tracking' missing Americans, said some may still be alive.
12 on the list were women and some apparently accepted Soviet
citizenship under the threat of being charged as spies.
Some were jailed anyway.
The Bush Administration had no comment.
One woman on the list was released in 1961.
Her brother said she suffered extreme
mental anguish during her time overseas.
She is now confined to a nursing home.
She gets very upset when anything
about war or prisons is on TV.
I have never seen any follow-up reporting
on the status of the 38 other people on the list.
The U.S. govt. has never pressured the Russians for more info.