Northwestern's annual Cultural Heritage Lecture Series to discuss German POW Camps

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Northwestern's annual Cultural Heritage Lecture Series to discuss German POW Camps

September 14, 2016 

POW CampThe Northwestern Oklahoma State University Institute for Citizenship Studies and Department of Social Sciences are proud to welcome Kyle Starkey as part of the Annual Cultural Heritage Lecture Series on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Graceful Arts Gallery in downtown Alva.

Starkey, currently a doctoral graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Department of History, is presenting on the topic “Life Behind Barbed Wire: Recreation and German POWs in the States.”

His talk is based on extensive research on the German POW camp system in Oklahoma and across the United States during the Second World War. Camp Alva, which was located in the vicinity of the Woods County Fairgrounds south of Alva, was at the time one of several major POW camps in the nation.

In early 2015, Northwestern hosted Starkey while he was conducting field work on the subject.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Eric Schmaltz, professor of history in the Department of Social Sciences, at (580) 327-8526 or ejschmaltz@nwosu.edu.

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