Camp Aliceville: The Story of WWII Prisoners of War Who Came to Alabama

POW camps in the United states? In Alabama? The German POW camp in Aliceville, Alabama is used as the focus of a study of the more than 700 camps built in the US during World War II.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members investigate the changes that occurred at some of the camps after the discovery of the Nazi death camps
Classroom Considerations

  • Carefully consider whether a comparison of the American treatment of WWII POWs and those post-9/11 and the conditions that led to that treatment would be appropriate for your class
Pros

  • the seven-page packet includes background information on the camps, a PowerPoint presentation of images from Aliceville, links to related materials, and a rubric for the writing assignment
Cons

  • The PowerPoint suggests that life at the camp was blissful