What was life like for Italian and German Prisoners of War in American camps?
My father was an Italian prisoner of war in WW II. He was
captured somewhere in Africa and taken to the U.S. and sent to
prison camps in Boston and in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he was
in Boston, I know he told us that once in a while the Italian
families in Boston would be able to pick them up and take them to
Italian dances at the local churches. So I would say that they were
treated with dignity and respect, I feel he was very lucky to be
captured early on by the Americans, it could have saved his life.
My father is 89 years old, and he doesn't talk much about the war.
I really should try to get him to tell me more, and I know if I
asked him he would tell me more stories.
God Bless America