Independent Humboldt, Iowa
APR 1 8 1944
3,000 German Prisoners Expected at Algona Camp
An article from Alton relative to the prison Jbamp ftocated two miles west of tnat plape, says that between 500 apd 11000 German prisoners were! received there recently and will presumably be held for the duratiop of tine war. It is expected that more will be received until there is a total of three thousand there.
Only German prisoners will be interned here. Those at the camp now come entirely from other camps in the United States and none are directly from overseas, although some have been here but a few weeks While others have been in the states almost a year or shortly after the African invasion.
The prisoners are allowed to keep their national soldiers uniforms. The prison fatigue uniform is blue denim overalls and jacket with "P.W." (prisoner of war) stenciled in white or red on both the back and front. Treatment of Prisoners
Under the Geneva agreement certain regulations are adhered to
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