Berkley Library Presentation on POW Camps in Michigan Nov. 29

 

Berkley Library Presentation on POW Camps in Michigan Nov. 29

During World War II, Michigan became a temporary home to six thousand German and Italian POWs. At a time of homefront labor shortages, they picked fruit in Berrien County, harvested sugar beets in the Thumb, cut pulpwood in the Upper Peninsula and maintained parks and other public spaces in Detroit. The work programs were not flawless and not all of the prisoners were cooperative, but many of the men established enduring friendships with their captors. Author Gregory Sumner tells the story of these detainees and the ordinary Americans who embodied our highest ideals, even amid a global war.

Michigan POW Camps in World War II

Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Registration optional by calling (248) 658-3440 or at http://berkleylib.evanced.info/signup/calendar.

 

The Berkley Public Library is located at 3155 Coolidge Highway in Berkley.  For additional information, call 248-658-3440 or visit www.berkley.lib.mi.us.  You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BerkleyPublicLibrary.

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