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Title:Axis Among Us: World War II POW Camps in the Chattahoochee Valley
Date:5/22/2021 - 11/28/2021
Address:The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Rd, Columbus, Georgia 31906,
Location:Columbus, GA
Hours:Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – Noon to 5 p.m. / Thursday – Noon to 8 p.m. / Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m.
Cost/Cover:free - $18
Web Page:https://columbusmuseum.com/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/ ...
Contact Info:706.748.2562
Details:When the U.S. entered World War II, prisoners of war from the Axis Powers of Germany and Italy began to arrive in camps across the country. The need for camps to be located in relatively warm climates on land that could be purchased inexpensively led the military to locate many POW camps in the South, including near Columbus and Opelika. In 1943, Louisville, Ky., native Colonel George M. Chescheir assumed command of Fort Benning’s POW camp, built to house first Italian and then German prisoners. Chescheir’s version of the War Department’s reeducation program, the “University of Democracy,” attracted national attention for its innovative efforts to instill an appreciation of the United States in the minds of German POWs. Almost all the camp’s German prisoners signed a pledge renouncing Nazism, and the program soon extended to 13 other POW camps across Georgia and Alabama.


Event is:Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Audience:All Welcome
Category:Exhibit
Submitted by:contributed
 
 
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