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During WWII, over 15,000 prisoners of war were sent to Utah (Allan Kent Powell, "Splinters of a Nation: German Prisoners of War in Utah"), out of the over 425,000 prisoners of war in the United States.

I've been collecting information on the experiences of these prisoners and the community members who came into contact with them. A non-profit organization called "TRACES of 400,000: Museum, Archive, Culture, Conference and Activities Project" has similar goals concerning all of these WWII Prisoners of War in the US. I spoke about World War II Italian Prisoners of War in Utah at the second international TRACES (http://www.traces.org) conference on May 31, 2003. A copy of that presentation is available through the email link below.

During WW I, German Prisoners of War were held at Fort Douglas in Utah. The 21 POWs who died during that time are buried at Fort Douglas Military Cemetery.

A listing of all Prisoners of War who died in the US during World War II can be found at www.gentracer.org/powdeathindex.html.

All of the World War II Prisoners of War who died in Utah are buried at Fort Douglas Military Cemetery in Salt Lake City. A list of these men follows, along with some of the other POWs held in Utah. Their death certificates can be obtained through my email link below.

CDs containing the national rosters for Italian Prisoners of War held in the continental US on 31 March 1945 are available through POW CD.

A PowerPoint Presentation on the Prisoners of War in Utah During World War II, complete with over 70 photos is available on CD through Utah POW CD.


ItaliansGermans Japanese

Their names have links to pages with more information on each man.

Barilaro, Luigi
Bonasora, Ignazio
Bross, Otto
Canevari, Luigi
Cantello, Salvatore
Cincotta, Giovanni
D'Augenti, Nicola
Eilert, Paul
Forzellin, Bruno
Fuchs, Ernst
Gaag, Gottfried
Gabriel, Hans
Heimerdinger, Paul
Heinrich, Karl
Indomenico, Sebastiano
Liske, Georg
Maas, Hermann
Malinowski, Alfred
Meli, Angelo
Meyer, Hans
Mueller, Johann
Paul, Adolf
Pazzi, Vincenzo
Rabbai, Francesco
Rascher, Heinz
Raschke, Erich
Ritter, Friedrich
Ruffino, Francesco
Schaefer, Karl
Shibata, Shigeo
Stockmann, Fritz
Vogel, Walter
Wieland, Hans
Wiemken, Fritz

Links to other sites about Prisoners of War in Utah include:
German Prisoners of War in Utah Photos
Italian Prisoners of War in Utah
Italian Prisoners of War in Utah Photos
Italian Service Unit in Utah Photos
Japanese Prisoners of War in Utah
Utah POWs
WW I German Prisoners of War in Utah
WW II German Prisoners of War in Utah

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