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In war memory, the typical prisoner of war narrative is one of either passive survival or heroic resistance. However, captured service members did not necessarily lose their agency when they lost their freedom. This study of Americans held in Germany during the Second World War shows that prisoners generally grounded themselves in their personal and national identities, while compromising ideas of heroism, sometimes passing up opportunities for resistance in order to survive.
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Greenman, Jessica N., ""I Am Not A Prisoner of War": Agency, Adaptability, and Fulfillment of Expectations Among American Prisoners of War Held in Nazi Germany" (2020). Student Publications. 786.