The Eyes of War by Martin Roemers

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Franz Puhe (b. Germany, 1920), blinded veteran from the Second World War (WWII). "I spent one year in Stalingrad. What a horrible time that was. We fought man to man. A Russian soldier wanted to shoot at me but his gun didn't work. I could have shot him down then but I didn't. Later on we ran out of ammunition. Everybody was scared and nobody knew what was going to happen. My worst nightmare was to be captured by the Russians. That scared me more than death. Just before the Russian siege was completed, I was able to leave Stalingrad on a horse drawn cart with Russian prisoners of war. In the last year of the war the Russians got me after all, in Sudetenland. I was shot twice in my leg. This caused an embolus in my left eye, which is why I became blind in this eye. From 1945 to 1950, I spent more time in than out of hospital. I got penicillin from America in 1950 and this is when my leg was cured. In 1987, I got shingles in my right eye and then became entirely blind. This happens often to people with one eye, that they also lose sight in the other eye." . CHECK with MRM/FNA