Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa
AKONA'S GERMAN PRISONERS IN 13
Labor Covers Phases lit Agriculture and Food Processing; (Eleven Camps Im Minnesota, 2 jn Iowa.
While it ds not the policy of the? government to make public the number of German prisoners of wars in the different prisoner of war camps in the United States, t may be noted in a general way the number of side ramps in which German war prisoners are employed. While Algona's camp is built to accommodate about 3,500 there has at no time been housed out there that many prisoners at one time. The manpower shortage is responsible for the nearly 2,000 German war prisoners being located in side camps at this time. Of course, in every
instance, the war prisoners are? still under the jurisdiction of the* Local camp.
All Essential Work In every instance, where a prfs--oner of war is employed it is done* only after a clearance by local authorities has been issued and a-:ertificate provided for the employment of the men a
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