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Chautauqua County Historical Society to host program on local POW camps during WWII

August 11, 2013
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The Chautauqua County Historical Society will host a program on Prisoner of War camps located in the county during World War II. Dunkirk High School teacher Ryan Corbett will deliver the presentation at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the J.W. Dill Post 434 of the American Legion in Brocton. Corbett will discuss the POW camps, why they were here and the daily life of a German or Italian prisoner. He will show a video documentary that he and his students produced, featuring interviews and first-hand accounts of local residents who remember the time when the camps were in operation. The event is free. Reservations are requested. Call 326-2977 or email mcclurg@fairpoint.net.

 
 

 

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