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Nineveh, Indiana: Chapel Built by WWII Enemy POWs

During WWII this part of Indiana was a POW camp for Italians and Germans. The Italians built the chapel in 1943. Today it stands off by itself in the woods.

CR 775 S., Nineveh, IN
From Nineveh drive east on CR 775 S./Hospital Rd for one mile. Turn left at the low stone wall (a tiny bridge). Drive north one mile; the road turns sharply left, then right again. Just after the right turn, you'll see the parking lot for the chapel on the right.
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WWII Italian POW Chapel

Camp Atterbury was an important training base during World War II. It's still a semi-active base with an excellent display of numerous military vehicles and helicopters open to the public. Less-known is that Camp Atterbury was a prisoner of war camp, housing German and Italian POWs. In 1943, Italian POWs built a chapel near the base using leftover materials. The chapel still stands in a grove of trees.

[Dennis Martin, 07/10/2015]

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