"TRAITOR PATROLS" Nam.es Taken Of Frauleins Seen Fraternising N.Z. Press Association —Copyright Rec. 11 a.m. LONDON, July 22. German youths have been going on "traitor patrols" during the past few days, the first since the fraternisation ban was lifted, says Reuters correspondent in Westphalia. They have taken the names of all German girls they have seen fraternising with Allied troops. Captain Pierre Bellet, of the French War Crimes Commission, said: "I have seen gangs of young Germans with notebooks going along the banks of the Weser River spying on German girls. I saw one German girl kicked and slapped by Germans after she had left her British "soldier friend." . .
The correspondent adds that it is common to see a Tommy, with a rifle on one arm and a fraulein on the other, walking in front of the girl's mother and father, who obviously regard the prospect of a British son-in-law with great approval. Here, are some British and German reactions to the lifting of the ban:— ~ Eva Kaufman, aged 18 years, said: "I love Private Bucher, who comes from Pontypool (Monmouthshire). We worked together for weeks, but were not allowed to speak. We watched each other and formed a silent friendship." Driver Charles Bowers, of London, said: "German girls are not really interested in us. All they want is our chocolate. When we give them chocolate or a cake of soap they suddenly become cold and aloof. Hilda Klaudat, of Bad Oeyenhausen, said: "Decent German girls were happier when there was a fraternisation ban. Soldiers did not molest us in the streets. Now we cannot walk five yards without a soldier whistling to us."
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GERMAN GIRLS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945
GERMAN GIRLS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945
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