Most People In Utah Don’t Know About The Massacre At This German POW Camp

During World War II, more than 425,000 prisoners of war were sent to camps all over the United States. Approximately 15,000 POWs were sent to Utah, and were housed in camps in Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Salina. The camps were staffed by American soldiers who were unable to fight overseas for reasons including those with physical or discipline issues.

The Salina POW camp was home to one soldier who had a long record of discipline problems, and in 1945 he committed a massacre that was the largest killing of enemy soldiers in the U.S. during the war.

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Address: 598 E Main St, Salina, UT 84654, USA