Where: Carroll Public Library
Did you know Iowa had POW Camps?
Linda McCann will be here to talk about this and her new book about the POW camps in Iowa during World War II.
Linda will have her books for sale at $20 each and be available for autographs as well.
Iowa had about 25,000 German, Italian, and Japanese prisoners of war in the state from 1943-46. These were soldiers that had been taken during battles, etc. Algona and Clarinda were the main camps, and there were about 17 branch camps in Iowa. The branch camps were short-term, usually during summer and fall, and most were working in the fields or canning factories. Linda has spoken with many people who worked with the POWs or got to know them, and she shares their memories.