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Prisoners of War

German barber, Camp Houlton, 1945

German barber, Camp Houlton, 1945

Item 13528 info
Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

For their part, most German prisoners reported they were treated better in the U.S. camps than they had been in the German Army.

They were clothed and could earn money comparable to what a private in the German Army was paid.

They were safe and often made friends in the community.