When they think about U.S. prisoner-of-war camps during World War II, most people remember Japanese internment camps, where 110,000 Japanese immigrants and Americans of Japanese descent were imprisoned after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Asian faces might have been easier marks for discrimination, but German immigrants and Americans of German descent were targeted as well. The U.S. military held them captive in camps all over the United States, including several locations in Texas. Much less is known about the German camps, but one of them was at White Rock Lake, according to the Dallas Historical Society.

Military history enthusiast James F. Neel will present research on that topic during a talk titled "German P.O.W. Camps in Texas and the United States."  The hour-long brownbag lunch program is Wednesday, April 8 at 12 p.m. at Clampitt Paper’s Creative Center. It is free and open to the public. Don’t forget to bring your lunch.



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