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History Break: WWII German POW Camps in the United States
Sep 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Spend your lunch hour at the Goodhue County History Center for our monthly free lunchtime program! Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch with them while they soak up stories.
During World War II, the United States faced a shortage of workers, especially for the smaller rural farming communities, that saw men sent overseas. The shortage of workers played an important role in the United States housing Prisoners of War stateside. Prisoners of German, Italian and Japanese descent arrived on the shores of the United States and were sent across the country for housing. This presentation will concentrate on the POWs that arrived in the United States and housed across the country, more specifically in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Matt Carter, Executive Director of the Dakota County Historical Society in South St. Paul, MN will present this topic in a PowerPoint presentation.