He fought in the second world war and was held as a Soviet prisoner until 1950.
The majority of the Soviet prisoners (up to 12,000) were killed or starved to death.
A few months later Soviet prisoners started arriving, mostly officers.
That same night, 28 adults died as well, mostly Soviet prisoners.
Miraculously only two Soviet prisoners were killed in the camp.
He became a Soviet prisoner of war, however, and stayed until 1947 in several prison camps.
He says that 8,483 Soviet prisoners of war were shot in this manner.
In 1941 a separate compound was created to house Soviet prisoners.
Later that year, Soviet prisoners of war became the first inmates.
While being there, the Soviet prisoners rise up and take over the base.