119_POW Camp Warehouse

Title 119_POW Camp Warehouse
Description A collection of photographs and oral history quotes that document the history of the Prisoner of War camp at Defense Depot Ogden that opened in 1943 and closed in 1946. The oral histories were conducted with widows of German and Italian POWs, former guards, and community members that worked with the POWs.
Image Captions One of the questions was do you know any of these languages and I said I had one year. So that's where I went with one of my friends and we worked with Germans on the loading dock. Usually the experienced prisoners were the forklift operators. They were pretty good, some of them. But they were very tolerant with us. We were just a bunch of 15- 16 year old kids. . . . I remember my first attempt at showing off my German a little bit. I told the German forklift operator to sit the pallet on the ceiling, and they laughed and they laughed. They thought that was so funny. -Bud Elliott
Subject Prisoners of war; World War, 1939-1945--Prisoner-of-war camps--Utah; Prisoners of war--Photographs; Ogden Defense Depot; Ogden (Utah)
Digital Publisher Stewart Library, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, USA
Date Original 1940; 1944; 1945; 1946
Date 1940; 1944; 1945; 1946
Date Digital 2006
Type Image/StillImage
Conversion Specifications Archived TIFF images were scanned at 300 dpi with an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner. Digital images were reformatted in Photoshop. JPG and PDF files were then created for general use.
Language eng
Relation https://archivesspace.weber.edu/repositories/3/resources/134
Rights Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes; please credit Special Collections Department, Stewart Library, Weber State University.
Source MS 29 Box 26 Fd 4-5 Special Collections, Stewart Library, Weber State University
Format image/jpeg
ARK ark:/87278/s6ds992d
Setname wsu_wwii
ID 99057
Reference URL https://digital.weber.edu/ark:/87278/s6ds992d
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