9:55 AM, December 10, 2009

An exhibit concerning Camp Opelika, a World War II prisoner of war camp, is currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department.  The exhibit is located in a small glass flat case next to the entrance to the Alabama Collection room in the Department.

Camp Opelika was operated as a prisoner of war camp from 1942 to 1945.  The text of a camp report indicates that in 1943 there were 3012 German prisoners of war housed there.  The exhibit features photographs, a blueprint, and some realia including a postage stamp with Adolf Hitler's portrait and German currency.

The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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