The inaugural "Conference on WWII-Era POWs" will take place 5-8 October 2002 in Muscatine, Iowa--the site of a former German POW camp and a current exhibit, "The Third Reich in Iowa: German POW Art and Artifacts".
Keynote speaker Lewis Carlson (Western Michigan U.) co-authored--with Dresden museum director and panelist Norbert Haase--"We Were Each Other's Prisoners/Warten auf Freiheit". Additional panelists include Heino Erichsen (former German soldier and POW, now head of an international adoption agency) and Howard Hong (one-time War Prisoners Aid of World YMCA representative who toured most Midwest POW camps during WWII) and Mike Waters, a Texas A & M anthropology professor who heads POW-camp excavations. The Monday Film Night will feature at least three POW-related films.
The exhibit will feature some of the more than 1,000 items from TRACES' collection, including many works of art, photographs, letters, journals, personal affects and other relics, from 6 October 2002 through 5 January 2003 at the Muscatine [Iowa] Art Center.
For more information, to register or submit proposals for conference presentations, visit www.TRACES.org, http://www.eicc.edu/mcc/pows.html or contact Kari Allen.
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