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Prisoners of War in Dundy County

In May 1944 German prisoners of war from Camp Atlanta, Nebraska, were sent
to a side camp near here to help area farmers complete the 1943 corn harvest. Seven
farmers employed forty-four Germans, who harvested some ten thousand bushels of
corn. Six tarpapered frame buildings, enclosed by a fence, housed the prisoners; a
nearby windmill served as a guard tower. The Germans returned to Camp Atlanta on
June 30, 1944, and the buildings were sold in February 1945.

Hansen Charitable Foundation
Nebraska State Historical Society
8.3 miles N of Hwy. 34/61 junction, near mile marker 13, Benkelman
Dundy County
Marker 446


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