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POWs In Wisconsin

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POWs In Wisconsin

POWs In Wisconsin

POWs In Wisconsin

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About 20,000 prisoners of war were housed in Wisconsin during World War II. Betty Cowley has written a book about them, called Stalag Wisconsin: Inside World War II Prisoner of War Camps. She tells guest host Liane Hansen that she wrote the book because her students (she is a retired teacher) sometimes did not believe their communities had camps for the Germans, Japanese, Italians and others. (5:00) The book is published by Badger Books Inc./Waubesa Press, February 2002.