Memorial Day Special - Mine Enemy: The Story of German POW's in America

May 25, 2015

Mine Enemy: The Story of German POWs in America

During WWII, German POWs board a train in Boston

During World War II, some 400,000 captured German soldiers were shipped across the Atlantic to prison camps dotted across the United States. Suddenly, the enemy was hoeing the back garden, and sometimes, sitting at the kitchen table. This Memorial Day, 70 years after the end of fighting in Europe during World War II, we look back at one aspect of that time in our nationÂ’'s history.