A walk through the Bus-eum
Bringing Midwest/World War II history to life!
TRACES - WWII MUSEUM
HELD IN THE HEARTLAND
German POWs in the Midwest, 1943-46
During WW II the Midwest was home to approx. 250 prisoner of war camps. Tens of thousands of the 380,000 Germans imprisoned across the U.S. during WWII were held in the Midwest, part of the millions of Axis and Allied prisoners held across the world. These prisoners embody ageless and timely themes of war and peace, justice during times of war, human rights, international reconciliation and potential lessons for avoiding future conflicts.
Housed in a bus made into a mobile museum with a 21-seat theater, HELD IN THE HEARTLAND illustrates this unknown story through narrative texts, artifacts & media.
The Bus-eum visited the Pocahontas Public Library this summer. We hope you enjoyed the display and history of the POW's!