Texas POW Camp
A resident of Hearne, Texas recently heard rumors that a German POW camp was based in her town during World War II.
1942: War officials in Great Britain are in crisis. They have no more space to house the steadily mounting numbers of captured German soldiers. America opens its borders to an emergency batch of prisoners, marking the beginning of a little-known chapter in American history, when thousands of German soldiers marched into small town, U.S.A.
A tiny printing block from a Pro-Nazi newspaper, discovered by a Texas A&M archaeologist just may hold the key to this mystery.
History Detectives heads to Texas to learn more about the history of POW camps in this country and reveal a hidden episode of wartime Nazism inside the United States.
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