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Algona, Iowa: Camp Algona POW Museum

The camp held 10,000 German prisoners from 1943-46, who worked on the local farms while the farmers were busy in Europe capturing more Germans.

Camp Algona POW Museum

114 South Thorington St., Algona, IA
Downtown. Four blocks west of US Hwy 169, on Thorington St., just south of State St. on west side.
May-mid-Aug M-F 10-4, S-S 1-4, Late Aug M-Su 1-4, Sep-Dec S-S 1-4, Jan-Mar by appt. Apr S-S 1-4. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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German POWs Remembered at New Camp Algona Museum

In Algona, Iowa, a new museum opened in November telling the story of Camp Algona, German Prisoner of War facility during World War II. Camp Algona held 10,000 prisoners from 1943-46, who were deployed to work in local farms, replacing local manpower busy in Europe capturing more Germans.


[12/04/2004] Complete News Story

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