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Collection Details


Collection Name: Prisoners of War in World War II
Repository Name: University of Illinois, Springfield. Archives/Special Collections. Oral History Collections [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Dates Spanned: 1985-1989
Description: Former American prisoners of war in WWII relate the stories of their enlistment, training, combat experiences, capture, internment in German and Japanese prison camps, their treatment and experiences in the camps, "death marches," liberation, and the impact of these experiences on their later lives.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 15
Broad Subjects: Military; Law; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: Battles; Concentration camps; Europe; Germany; History; Illinois; Japan; Oral history; Prisoners of war; Soldiers; United States; United States--Military history; Veterans; War; World War II, 1939-1945
Collection Code: OHC0000416