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|Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:30 pm Post subject: What happened to Vladimir Minsk
|What happened to Minsk? Yeah I know why the actor left but in the series what happened to him? What is the cannon reason Minsk left? I've done some thinking on the matter. Here is what I came up with:
In case you didn't know the Germans treated Prisoners from Eastern European Countries a lot worse than those of the Western Nations. Eastern Europeans (particularly those from Russia) were discriminated against. They were executed upon capture or housed in concentration camps and sectioned off areas of POW Camps that strongly resembled them. They were fed very little and died in large numbers. In fact Soviet POW's had the highest death rate at 56% of Prisoners dying.
With that in mind it's hard to imagine Minsk ending up at Stalag 13 or any other camp with the same level of treatment it gave Soldiers from Western Nations. However for whatever reason in September of 1942 Minsk found himself at Stalag 13. Klink boasts of never having any successful escapes so that wasn't it. No most likely he was transferred to a concentration camp. I doubt the heros would let him go like that. If I remember in one episode Newkirk was being transferred to a different Stalag and the Heros gave him a gun to use on Schultz and escape rather than rot in a different camp. Also since Klink says no one has ever escaped Minsk was probably put into SS custody before being driven to the concentration camp, this way he can say the escape didn't happen under his watch and he has no successful escapes.
This is my theory, you may have another. If so please post about it.