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Athens Historical Society presents Georgia POW Camps in World War II

Sunday, January 26, 2020

3:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Appleton Auditorium for the presentation

Multipurpose Rooms B & C for a reception

Authors Kathryn Roe Coker and Jason Wetzel will discuss their recently released book, Georgia POW Camps in World War II. During World War II, more than twelve thousand German and Italian prisoners captured in far-off battlefields were sent to POW camps in Georgia. With large base camps located from Camp Wheeler in Macon and Camp Stewart in Savannah to smaller camps throughout the state, prisoner re-education and work programs evoked different reactions to the enemy.

Join author and historian Dr. Kathryn Roe Coker and coauthor Jason Wetzel as they explore the daily lives of POWs in Georgia and the lasting impact they had on the Peach State. This event is co-sponsored with the Athens Historical Society and the Heritage Room.

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