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Prisoner of War Camps in Minnesota in WW II

  • 5 Jun 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Zoom Webinar

Presented by Kathy Kirkpatrick, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.

Audience Level – All

The 21 POW camps in Minnesota included only branch camps. They housed a maximum of 3368 German POWs (including Poles and those from other nations who were in the German Army, including a few Italians) in August 1945, out of the base camp at Algona, Iowa. About 200 Italian POWs were held here in two branch camps in 1943. All worked at harvesting crops. Kathy Kirkpatrick will also include an overview of the 1210 POW camps across America. She will describe in detail the variety of records and repositories, including the National Archives detailed reports from the Army’s Provost Marshal General Office regarding POW camp populations and burials.

About the Speaker:
Kathy Kirkpatrick earned her B.A. in History from Humboldt State University at Arcata, California. She is currently President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Utah. Kathy has written family histories, genealogical and Italian research instruction, and volumes on American Prisoner of War Camps since 1986. Kathy speaks locally and Internationally on a variety of topics since1993, including at RootsTech and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Kathy's research takes her on-site to Italy (including the Vatican Secret Archives since 2015), Sicily, Greece, the United Kingdom, and France as well as close to home in the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City. Her extensive websites are at www.gentracer.com for genealogy and www.gentracer.org for military research and cemeteries



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