POW camps in the United states? In Alabama? The German POW camp in Aliceville, Alabama is used as the focus of a study of the more than 700 camps built in the US during World War II.
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- Have class members investigate the changes that occurred at some of the camps after the discovery of the Nazi death camps
- Carefully consider whether a comparison of the American treatment of WWII POWs and those post-9/11 and the conditions that led to that treatment would be appropriate for your class
- the seven-page packet includes background information on the camps, a PowerPoint presentation of images from Aliceville, links to related materials, and a rubric for the writing assignment
- The PowerPoint suggests that life at the camp was blissful