Nazi Prisoners of War in America



Book Description

This is the only book available that tells the full story of how the U.S. government, between 1942 and 1945, detained nearly half a million Nazi prisoners of war in 511 camps across the country. With a new introduction and illustrated with more than 70 rare photos, Krammer describes how, with no precedents upon which to form policy, America's handling of these foreign prisoners led to the hasty conversation of CCC camps, high school gyms, local fairgrounds, and race tracks to serve as holding areas. The Seattle Times calls Nazi Prisoners of War in America "the definitive history of one of the least known segments of America's involvement in World War II. Fascinating. A notable addition to the history of that war."

About Krammer, Arnold

Arnold Krammer was Professor of History at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas. He was twice a Fulbright scholar in Germany, in 1992-1993 and 2002-2003. He died in 2018.