R310 Summer 2018 German POW Camps in the DC Area during WW II
Monday, 11:50–1:15, June 18
Instructor: Ann Shields
Coordinator: Joyce Simmons
This lecture will address prisoner of war camps in the United States during World War II. Special emphasis will be placed on local POW camps, especially the one that was located in Fairfax.
Ann Shields is a nurse for the Department of Defense at Fort Belvoir. Her interest in German POWs culminated in an oral history project in 2010 documenting the WWII use of POW labor in her Indiana hometown. Over 70 interviews with German ex-POWs, guards, Army vets, and civilians were conducted both in the United States and in Germany, where she lived for two decades. Further research and interviews in the Washington area were conducted to update the topic.