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Faces of the Lost

Original photos taken by the Germans of the Allied POWs at Stalag IX-C. Most of the photos have no names identifying the subjects of the images. (Bill Howard Collection) Those who served on the frontlines of World War II faced constant uncertainty. Regardless of their branch of service, serving in the military during wartime is a dangerous proposition. A soldier, airmen, sailor or Marine might be killed, wounded, incapacitated by illness, or captured by the enemy. Those who were captured often suffered in prison camps where they were used as slave labor in the enemy’s war production. At the German prison camp known as Stalag IX-C, most POWs were detailed to work in German salt and pota

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