AHS Winter Program on German POWS

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One of Wetzel’s slides, this one of a 1944 Life magazine cover, a photograph of “Nazi prisoners.”

At our winter program on January 26, Jason Wetzel presented a program
on Georgia POW Camps in World War II, his recently released book
co-authored with Kathryn Roe Coker. In a talk illustrated with many
amazing slides, Mr. Wetzel described the lives of those POWs after
their capture—including the process of removing them to camps in
America and their daily lives in those camps. Twelve thousand POWs
were sent to Georgia where they underwent prisoner re-education and
work programs, particularly on farms. The audience was entranced by the presentation and the archival slides.

The audience was entranced by the presentation, including Uhlig Ludwig, retired head of the UGA German Department, who as boy lived in Dresden, Germany during the bombing of that city by the Allies during Word War II.
Jason Wetzel signs books at the reception after the program. He sold all but two of the books he brought with him.

IN MEMORIAM

Lugwig Otto Uhlig
Retired Head of the UGA German Department
June 2, 1931 – February 25, 2020

Dr. Harvey Cabiness, Jr., MD September 20, 1927 – March 4, 2020


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