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From: "... valentine53179" <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Re: German POW's in Louisiana
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 08:41:18 -0600
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just could not resist checking
since the topic has been on list for a few days(?)

"german pow" +louisiana
266 hits - a reasonable amount to check
(and no bending and ladder climbing like in ANY library - underconstruction
or not..)
and a few v-e-r-y good results on the first page..

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dwayne A Montz" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 8:42 PM
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Re: German POW's in Louisiana

> >From: "James A. Breaux" <>
> >
> >Can anyone advise me of the locations of German POW camps in Louisiana
> >during WWII?
> >I know there was one near Jeanerette/New Iberia in SW La. Were there
> >others? I think the German submariners from the U-Boat where the Enigma
> >code machine was captured ended up in one of the Louisiana camps.
> James,
> An article by Gerald J Keller, Ph.D., "Reserve Prisoner of War Camp #11",
appears in the June 1999 issue
> of LES VOYAGEURS, the quarterly of the German-Acadian Coast Historical &
Genealogical Society.
> Keller states that there were branch or temporary camps in several
Louisiana towns in addition to Camp
> #11 at Reserve including those at Franklin, Houma, Hahnville, Lockport,
Donaldsonville, Port Allen,
> Jennings, Sulpher and Welsh. Also, there were permanent or base camps set
up at Camp Livingston,
> Camp Ruston, Camp Polk, Camp Plauche. The article goes on to describe
camp life and the interaction
> between the local people and the prisoners.
> Dwayne Montz
> Montz Family Genealogy
> __________________________________________

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