006_POW Camp American Girls

Title 006_POW Camp American Girls
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 time I was in the warehouse and I had about 25 prisoners in three bays at the warehouse. They were working and all I was doing was wandering from bay to bay. The Lieutenant who was in charge of DDO, he said "One of the prisoners is missing." I said "Oh, he's probably just in the restroom." But he didn't believe me, and so he said, "I'm calling your commanding officer." The Italian Sergeant knew quite a bit of English, so I asked "Where is the prisoner?" He says, "He's in the next warehouse talking with his girlfriend." Actually I've always said we weren't there to keep them from escaping, we were there to keep the American girls away from them. - Carl Fernelius
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/s6q6jdj9
Setname wsu_wwii
ID 99072
Reference URL https://digital.weber.edu/ark:/87278/s6q6jdj9
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