Damon Conrad Alberty ( Interviewee ) Ken Samuelson, podcast created by Danielle Navarrete and Diane Fischler ( Interviewer )
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United States of America -- Florida -- Alachua
This podcast details the darkest side of war as recalled by a POW held by the Japanese for three and a half years. Conrad Alberty survived the Battle of Bataan, the Bataan Death March, the internment camps of O'Donnell and Cabanatuan, the Japanese Hell Ships, and the slave labor camps in Japan. He endured torture, starvation, malaria, and other near-death experiences - and he lived to tell his story. The harrowing accounts of prisoners of war are not found in history textbooks or in books on World War II or any other war. This survivor's gripping words are also featured in the SPOHP-produced documentary about four POWs titled I Just Wanted to Live! Ken Samuelson conducted Conrad Alberty's oral history in 1998. Produced by Deborah Hendrix. Edited by Danielle Navarrete and Diane Fischler. Copyrighted music by Therapy Shock, courtesy of Public Room Records. Published as SPOHP's first podcast initiative project, POD.