German WWII Diary Headed Home

July 30, 2003 - Posted at: 6:18 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Next week, for the first time, two sisters in Germany will get the chance to remember their father like they've never seen him before.

Preserved through his photographic diary while serving as a German soldier in World War II, the family of August Feller will know about him, thanks to an Arkansas State University professor.

Feller's diary has been on a back-shelf on campus for the last 42 years. During the war, 64 years ago, he decided to fill the now faded felt pages with his infantryman-eye's view of the Second World War. World war two.

Five years into the images, Faller fell into the hands of Russian soldiers. He eventually escaped, and survived the war.

Somehow his diary ended up in the hands of an Arkansan serving in the U.S. Army. Sixteen years later, in 1961, donated it to the Museum at ASU.