CPS Worker 009069 - Schrag, Edwin J.
Birth year: 1919
Denomination: Mennonite General Conference
Original occupation: Farmer
Occupation after CPS: Farmer
Drafted from: Moundridge , Kansas, United States
Entered CPS: 8 28, 1941
Left CPS: 12 11, 1945
Schrag described his experience at Denison, his first CPS assignment, as follows:
The man who was running the CPS camp was looking for someone to manage the books. Since I had taken a bookkeeping class in high school, I became the bookkeeper. I was one of few boys there with much education. There were Amish and Old Mennonites who had very little schooling. . . . It was while I was in Denison that the December 7 bombing of Pearl Harbor occurred. Morale got really low at that time because we knew then that we were in for the duration of the war. (The Eden Peace Witness: A Collection of Personal Accounts pp. 134-135)
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