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Earlene Aytes Tennessee POW Camps Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0114
Abstract

This collection features resources about the Prisoner of War camps in Crossville and Tullahoma, Tennessee. Including personal narratives, documents, and later recounts and analyses, these materials present information and understanding of these two camps during WWII.

Dates: 1943-1946, 1981, 1992-1993, undated

Jürgen Sperber Letters, Documents, and Other Materials Regarding Camp Crossville

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3464
Abstract The first folder in this collection consists primarily of postcards and letters that Jürgen Sperber wrote to his wife and his parents while he was incarcerated in Camp Crossville, Tennessee. In them, he replies to news that his correspondents have conveyed earlier and reports on his life in camp. Among the subjects he discusses are his desire to see his family, the food in camp, his studies at the camp university, and his hobbies. This folder also includes partial translations of this...
Dates: 1940 August 27-1947 December 22

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