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SouthFirst Bank Adult Brown Bag Lecture Series

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Name: SouthFirst Bank Adult Brown Bag Lecture Series
Date: February 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
Event Description:
SouthFirst Bank Adult Brown Bag Lecture Series presents Ruth Cook on "Camp Aliceville: German Prisoner or War Camp----1942-1945." Ruth Cook’s story will give a glimpse into the secret history of a lesser-known aspect of World War II as she recreates the world of Aliceville, Alabama, where as many as 6,000 German prisoners-of-war (POWs) and 1,000 military guards set up camp and stayed for almost three years. She will discuss how residents helped build, operate, and supply the camp, becoming intertwined with camp life and the soldiers being held there. Decades later, former POWs and guards, and family members continue to return to the isolated location in Pickens County to search out landmarks and validate memories of humane treatment and hope in the midst of a world war. Cook’s fascinating story uncovers what being treated well by the enemy meant in the lives of these German prisoners of war and how future generations were impacted.
B.B. Comer Memorial Library
Date/Time Information:
Refreshments will be provided at 11 a.m. and the program will begin at 12 noon.
Contact Information:
For more information call 256-249-0961 or visit our website at
Admission is free
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