Gustav F Anchorstar

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Name: Gustav F Anchorstar

First Name(s): Gustav F
Last Name: Anchorstar

Place of birth: Pennsylvania, Berks Cnty, Wyomissing

Rank: Pfc
ASN: 33624640
Company: HQ/2
Unit: 423rd IR 2ndBn 106th ID

Reported as: POW ► DNB
Date of incident: 21-12-1944
Place of incident: Schönberg area

His story: Pfc Gustav F Anchorstar was taken prisoner in the vicinity of Schönberg, Belgium on 21 December 1944 and transported to Stalag IX-B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia, Germany.
On 8 February 1945, 350 American POW’s were deported from Stalg IX-B to Berga concentration camp, a subcamp of Buchenwald and assigned to a work detail. That transport included all the identified Jews from Stalag IX-B (approximately 80 men), about 150 others considered undesirables or trouble makers and an additional 120 men, selected simply because they “looked Jewish,” because they had “Jewish sounding names,” because they were circumcised or because they were unlucky and were needed to fill the quota.
Gustav Anchorstar died of malnutrition.

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