Richard Prendergast Rode on the Prisoner Train with Kurt Vonnegutt.
August 6, 2013 7:58 AM   Subscribe

"Just to describe you: You're a large man, a big boned man." ..The most fascinating oral history you'll hear this week. Prendergast endured a German labor camp after being captured during the battle of the bulge, and witnessed the fire bombing of Dresden from 15 miles away. Interviews were recorded as source material for Studs Terkel's book: The Good War.
posted by thisisdrew (4 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
Oh my god. I'd forgotten that some of Studs' interviews were online. Don't mind me, I'll be listening for ever.
posted by RedEmma at 8:41 AM on August 6, 2013 [2 favorites]

Wow, what a great story! I love these guys.
posted by dougzilla at 11:23 AM on August 6, 2013

Thank you. This is wonderful. A great storyteller with a great story!
posted by severiina at 4:14 PM on August 6, 2013

He totally got revenge on the asshole Greenberg who was stealing rations! This story and interview is fantastic..
posted by ReeMonster at 5:01 PM on August 6, 2013

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