Morganfield, Kentucky: Camp Breckinridge: German POW Murals

A WWII German prisoner of war, Daniel Mayer, spent his captivity in Morganfield, and painted over 40 pastoral scenes and historic murals in the Officers Club ballroom.

Camp Breckinridge Museum

Address:
1116 N. Village Rd., Morganfield, KY
Directions:
Camp Breckinridge Museum. 60 Bypass, turn onto 2091 S., turn left onto N. Village Rd.
Hours:
Tu-F 10-3, Sa 10-4, Su 1-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
270-389-4420
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Camp Breckinridge: German POW Murals

Working 1942 phone booth and German POW murals

[John R. Kirtley, 01/19/2012]

Instead of digging an escape tunnel, World War II German prisoner Daniel Mayer painted 40 murals in the Officers' Club ballroom. They mostly depict pastoral landscapes of streams, farms, little villages, and mountains.

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