124_POW Camp Warehouse Workers

Title 124_POW Camp Warehouse Workers
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 We didn't start working at first with the Italian prisoners, but we hadn't been there long when they started bringing them over to the warehouses to work and load the boxcars...There would be an Army Sergeant that would bring the group. And then the Italians would have a Sergeant over them in groups of about 5 or 6. The Italian Sergeant usually spoke some English and the guards would sit there with their guns. -Eleanor Painter
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/s6m5n6mh
Setname wsu_wwii
ID 99073
Reference URL https://digital.weber.edu/ark:/87278/s6m5n6mh