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Keywords: Prisoners and prisons, Germany

Historical Items

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Item 17031

Letter from POW camp, 1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1944 Location: Gneixendorf; South Portland Media: ink on paper

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Item 17048

Letter concerning Walter Hustus location, 1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1944 Location: Gneixendorf; South Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 17032

Walter Hustus letter from POW camp, 1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1945 Location: Gneixendorf; South Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.