Bird watching in a concentration camp

  The pessimistic man is defeated by himself first, and then by life
  . In the spring of 1942, in a POW concentration camp in Warburg, Germany, British prisoner of war John Buxton endured the dizziness of starvation, opened his shirt, carefully catching fleas.
  Suddenly, a crisp bird song came. John looked up and saw a Eurasian red-tailed robin flashing past the window. Before World War II, John was a bird lover and had always enjoyed bird watching. He is sensitively aware that the Eurasian red-tailed robin is now entering the spring migration season. Although my daily life is difficult and dangerous, and I have lost the freedom of space, I have a lot of free time at my disposal. This bird chirping awakened John’s inner freedom. He decided to observe the Eurasian red-tailed robin’s nest in the camp every day, observe the wild birds around him as far as he can see, observe these free spirits, and record their migration and reproduction. From this day on, John began to observe and make detailed records of the spring migration of the Eurasian red-tailed robin. This kind of bird watching life brought a touch of life to the repressed Nazi concentration camp, and also awakened his will and desire to live. Even later, John was transferred to other concentration camps, but he kept his hobby of bird watching. In three years, he has accumulated a lot of bird watching information.
  Fortunately, after World War II, John was freed. He sorted out his records and wrote a book called “Eurasian Red-tailed Robes”, which caused a sensation throughout the UK. John tells us from his own experience that no matter you are in a concentration camp or in what kind of harsh living environment, as long as you have something you love to do, you can make some different achievements, which is enough to make your own life also become different.