From: Lower Saxony Germany
I met one ex_Wehrmacht officer who escaped fate. He was a member of Groß Deutschland and after many battles in the East was reforming in the western sector of Germany. Thus he was able to surrender to the english.
The father of my former boss was not so fortunate, treking towards the west from the east. He saw the US GI's manning a checkpoint, the war was over by this time, he saw the barrier go down 5 men before him. Those standing in front of the barrier, from his standpoint, were to turn 180 degrees and start marching east. He did return, in the 1950's, can't remember excate date, he just considered himself unlucky to be sent east but lucky to return. The GI's manning the checkpoint had their orders to close the checkpoint, they know what was in store for the POW's. I bet they felt bad about what they had to do.
"It is not enough to expect a man to pay for the best, you must also give him what he pays for." Alfred Dunhill