Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
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In 1944 a major part of the Houlton Army Air Base was made into Camp Houlton, a Prisoner of War (POW) internment camp. It was a violation of the Geneva Convention to force POWs to work but they could volunteer to work.
These prisoners were part of a potato picking crew.
About This Item
- Title: German POWs on the farm, Houlton, ca. 1945
- Creation Date: circa 1945
- Subject Date: circa 1945
- Town: Houlton
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Catherine Bell Collection
- Dimensions: 5.3 cm x 7.8 cm
- Collection: Catherine Bell Collection
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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LC Subject Headings
- Concentration camps--Maine--Houlton
- World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners
- Prisoners of war--German--Maine--Houlton--Photographs
- Farms and farming--Maine--Houllton
- Camp Houlton (Me.)
- Detention facilities--Maine--Houlton
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