052_POW Camp IV

Title 052_POW Camp IV
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 I attended Wahlquist Junior High when I was thirteen, in 1943. It was a new school right across from the Depot on Second Street. We would see the Italian POWs before and after school, and if we went outside we would see them during breaks. . . .They would be outside working in the gardens or exercising. They would call to us with the few words of English they had learned, and they would sing to us across the fence. They made us little trinkets - bracelets and things - from empty soda pop cans. They prized our friendship, and we certainly prized theirs. -Marilou Sorensen
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/s6y3kved
Setname wsu_wwii
ID 99069
Reference URL https://digital.weber.edu/ark:/87278/s6y3kved
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