Prison of War Camps in South Carolina

Did you know that there were at least 26 POW camps in South Carolina from 1943 to early 1946? German prisoners were employed in forestry and agriculture and did maintenance work on some military posts. They helped build guardhouses and even built furniture like jewelry boxes and nightstands. POW camps brought the war home for South Carolinians as the enemy literally lived amongst them. In some cases South Carolinians had a chance to meet and make friends with the prisoners.

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