A Comparative Study of the Perceptions of German POWs in North Carolina

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sonia Haga, BA (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Jeff Jones

Abstract: Winner: 2011 Undergraduate Research Award--- In September 1942, 150,000 German POWs received by American forces from the overwhelmed British forces were being contained in isolated camps, primarily in the Southwest, where their risk to the population and of becoming sensationalized in the media would be minimal. The number of military personnel and civilian employees in crucial industries being deployed overseas was increasing, resulting in critical shortages. By March 1943, the U.S. State and War Departments began using POW labor on military installations to ease labor shortages. In August 1943, an official policy was developed for POW leasing to civilian contractors in order to alleviate shortages in specified industries. During the fall of 1943, North Carolina welcomed her first prisoners of war under the new labor initiative.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2010
North Carolina, Germany, prisoners of war, World War II, German POWs, POW camps, labor camps

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