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Guests Behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in America

A True Story of Hope and Friendship

by Ruth Beaumont Cook

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  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Crane Hill Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical fiction,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Prisoners Of War,
  • U.S. History - World War II (Domestic Aspects),
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Military,
  • USA,
  • Military - World War II,
  • United States - 20th Century/WWII,
  • United States - State & Local - South,
  • History / United States / 20th Century,
  • Historical - General,
  • Europe - Germany,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • 20th century,
  • Alabama,
  • Aliceville,
  • Germany,
  • Prisoners and prisons, American,
  • World War, 1939-1945

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages640
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8746580M
    ISBN 101575872609
    ISBN 109781575872605
    OCLC/WorldCa69104293

      Guests Behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in the Small-Town South—A Love Story (Apr., $) by Ruth Beaumont Cook chronicles .   During World War II, the state of Alabama was home to approximat German prisoners of war (POWs) in 24 internment of these POWs significantly affected the social and economic history of , with the German soldiers interacting with American guards and Alabama residents, the presence of Axis POWs brought the war to the Alabama homefront in a .

    Internment of German resident aliens and German-American citizens occurred in the United States during the periods of World War I & World War World War II, the legal basis for this detention was under Presidential Proclamation , made by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt under the authority of the Alien Enemies Act. Guests Behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in America: A True Story of Hope and Friendship [Cook, Ruth Beaumont] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Guests Behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in America: A True Story of Hope and Friendship.

    On Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Pell City Public Library, Ruth Beaumont Cook will speak and share from her book, “Guests Behind the Barbed Wire -- German POWs in America: A True Story of Hope and. As the site of the largest German prisoner of war camp in the United States, Aliceville and its residents came to be touched forever by that experience. The book highlights a few of the over 6, men interned in the west Alabama facility, including POWs, prison guards, and other officers who came to Aliceville, some of whom decided to make.


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Guests Behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in America: A True Story of Hope and Friendship: Cook, Ruth Beaumont: : Books. 20 used & new from $/5(14). Guests Behind the Barbed Wire chronicles the building and operation of the largest German POW camp in the United States during World War II.

It presents in meticulous detail how the residents of Aliceville, Alabama, helped built, operate, and supply the camp, and then become inextricably intertwined with camp life and the 6, soldiers held there.5/5(4). Guests Behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in America: A True Story of Hope and Friendship by Ruth Cook | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble®.

Chronicling a lesser-known aspect of World War II, this glimpse into secret history re-creates the world of Brand: Ruth Beaumont Cook. Weaving historical details of World War II with into a narrative that offers a look at the impact on captor and captive Set in a prisoner of war camp in the United States an inside look at what its like to be captured and live as a prisoner offers insight into the impact of the camp on a typical American neighborhood even people divided geographically and politically have the same concerns for.

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It is the history of a generation, written with accuracy and depth." Arnold Krammer, author, Nazi Prisoners of War in America Her book is thoroughly researched and intelligently written and ensures that the camp will. Ruth Beaumont Cook. Guests behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in America, a True Story of Hope and Friendship.

Guests Behind the Barbed Wire. Chronicles the building and operation of Camp Aliceville in Aliceville, Alabama, the largest German prisoner of war camp in the United States. Daily camp life, which included a POW newspaper, dance band, theatrical troupe, classes, and athletic events for the 6, Germans interned, is documented with fascinating and meticulous historical detail/5.

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Sixteen million Americans served in World War II. Of these, overlived out part of the war behind barbed wire. In the European theater, 93, Americans were held as prisoners of war (POWs). These “Kriegies,” short for Kriegsgefangener (German for POW) counted the days until liberation and created dream worlds for themselves inside the camps.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Guests Behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in America: A True Story of Hope and Friendship by Ruth Beaumont Cook (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. A true story about soldiers--The Germans and their American guards and caretakers during WWII.

The German "guests" are presented as human beings and their reactions to treatment by an Alabama town called Aliceville results in some surprising outcomes and relationships that last a lifetime/5.

This article profiles a acre POW enclosure set up at the playground in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania. It was in operation from J to Octo and housed nearly 2, Austrian and German prisoners of war in an area that, before the war, offered space.

Read "Guests Behind the Barbed Wire German POWs in America: A True Story of Hope and Friendship" by Ruth Cook available from Rakuten Kobo. Chronicling a lesser-known aspect of World War II, this glimpse into secret history re-creates the world of Aliceville, Brand: Ruth Beaumont Cook.

See details - Guests Behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in America: A True Story author, Nazi Prisoners of War in America, "Ruth Beaumont Cook has done a splendid job of investigating the story of the camp, interviewing those who are still alive and documenting the historical record.

Her book is thoroughly researched and intelligently. • Students could read all or part of Ruth Cook’s book, Behind Barbed Wire: German POWs in America. PRISONER OF WAR WRITING ASSIGNMENT You will assume the role of a German POW living at the Aliceville camp and write a letter to someone.

Alabama World War II prisoner of war camps reclaim spotlight by Jim Kilgore Juanita (left) and Marlin Beasley and Ruth Beaumont Cook pose after Cook's book talk at Cleveland's First Baptist Church. The local Beta Chapter of the women's educational sorority Delta Kappa Gamma hosted Cook, who reviewed her latest book, Guests Behind the Barbed Wire.

In the United States at the end of World War II, there were prisoner-of-war camps, including Branch Camps serving Area Camps containing overprisoners of war (mostly German).The camps were located all over the US but were mostly in the South because of the higher expense of heating the barracks in other areas.

Eventually, every state (with the exceptions of Nevada, North Dakota. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Pell City Public Library, Ruth Beaumont Cook will speak and share from her book, “Guests Behind the Barbed Wire -- German POWs in America: A True Story of Hope and.

The photo above, of the Luft Bandsters band/orchestra that was formed within the South Camp at Stalag Luft III, is eerily similar to one that can be found in Guests Behind the Barbed Wire depicting a German POW dance band playing for an Officers Club event at Camp Aliceville.

In POW camps on both sides of the war, individual men coped with. Read Online Life Behind Barbed Wire and Download Life Behind Barbed Wire book full in PDF formats. PDF Download. Toggle navigation Guests Behind the Barbed Wire. Author: Ruth Beaumont Cook. Publisher when as many as 6, German prisoners-of-war (POWs) and 1, military police guards set up camp and stayed for almost three years.

It.Because the Germans had cobbled together military forces that included convicts, their own POWs, volunteers from neutral nations, and conscripts from occupied countries, the bonds that held these soldiers together amid the pressures of combat dissolved once they were placed behind barbed wire.

When these “men in German uniform,” who."Guests Behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in America; A True Story of Hope and Friendship (review)".

The Alabama Review. 60 (4). (subscription required) Barbara Schmitter Heisler (). From German Prisoner of War to American Citizen: A Social History with 35 Interviews. McFarland. ISBN .