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POWs in Iowa during WW2

Come hear about a part of little known Iowa history
When Nov 11, 2019
from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Colfax Public Library meeting room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 5156743625
Attendees adults and teens
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In her presentation, Iowa author Linda McCann speaks about the history and stories of the POW camps that were in Algona and Clarinda. From 1943-46, there were about 25,000 German, Italian and Japanese POWs kept in 17 different camps in the state.

As she explains to the audience, she writes and talks about these events and other parts of local and state history to preserve the stories for future generations.

“They need to know how things were,” McCann says. “To me, it helps them understand what’s going on and hopefully be prepared for things. That’s truly why I write, for these grandkids and your grandkids. We do have to tell them these stories.”

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.