|Meet the Author: Gregory Sumner, Michigan POW Camps in WWII|
Event Type: Adult Programs|
Age Group(s): All Ages
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
During World War II, six thousand German and Italian war prisoners came to Michigan. They picked fruit in Berrien County, harvested sugar beets in the Thumb, cut pulpwood in the Upper Peninsula and maintained parks in Detroit. While the work programs were not without their flaws, many of the prisoners established enduring friendships with their captors. Author and U-D Mercy history professor Gregory Sumner tells the story of these detainees and the ordinary Americans who embodied our highest ideals, even amid a global war.
Location: Meeting Room [Troy Public Library]
Contact: Natasha Rogers
Presenter: Greg Sumner
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