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Elquist, Gloria

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Childhood memories of German prisoner of war work detail, circa 1944, additional supplementary information of Fort Bliss POW compound personnel, and general anti-Japanese feeling.

Interviewee Gloria Elquist, female, born in 1931
Date Range 1943-1946
Date & Location August 24, 2000, Elquist home, El Paso, Tex.
Project Prisoners of War in New Mexico Agriculture
Region Outside New Mexico
Number of Tapes 1
Transcribed September 22, 2000
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Tape 1, Side A

German prisoner detail, makes lemonade for prisoners. Clothing. Farmer's Dairy (neighbors). POWs quiet. Camp officers rode high school bus in mornings. Sees Italian POWs working in a field. Arrived in an army truck. Topic of POWs not commonly discussed. Japanese internment/camp possibility. Japanese doctor interned. Japanese-American high school athlete reportedly commits suicide. Rationing not a problem with proximity of Juarez.