POW Camp – World War II

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Fort Niagara State Park
Youngstown, NY 14174
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POW Camp-WWII
In 1944-1945, Fort Niagara POW camp housed interned German and Austrian soldiers, sailors, and airmen captured in North Africa and Europe.

Erected

By the Officers Club Museum Coalition (date unknown)

What was there

Temporary POW camp for for captured German and Austrian military personnel.

What is there now

A sports utility field used for seasonal soccer use, and Old Fort Niagara activities.

More information

Fort Niagara was just one of about four dozen POW camps housing German and German Allied military personnel during World War II. This particular camp was located on the grounds of Old Fort Niagara. Accordingly, though there is no evidence of any of those former structures (it apparently was quite large). Listings indicate a number of other POW camps in the Western New York area, and that they were branches to this particular camp.

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Howard Fritzke

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Posted: February 3, 2012

Author: Matthew Conheady

Category: Locations, Niagara County, Niagara Frontier

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