Monday, January 23, 2017

Historic Letters: German POWs

I learned just recently that during World War II German prisoners of war were sent to camps in Tennessee. You can read about the camps at The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture.

Of particular interest to me is a stash of letters from former prisoners. For decades a collection of about 400 letters were kept in a Corn Flakes box. I am fascinated by the relationship that developed between the interned German soldiers and the Americans they had contact with and that they maintained that relationship after the war through letters. 


Also, I can't help but wonder: How on earth do you cram 400 letters into a Corn Flakes box?

I encourage you to read the article at USA Today.


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