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Minnesotans and WWII

War & The North Star: Minnesotans Experience WWII

War & The North Star: Minnesotans Experience WWII” is a series of presentations and exhibits about the experiences of Minnesotans in WWII that will visit each of the 32 Great River Regional Library (GRRL) branches. The first stop, including speakers, a display and the Buseum will be at St. Cloud Public Library on Saturday, April 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The mobile Buseum museum and its “Behind Barbed Wire: Midwest POWs in Nazi Germany” exhibit will visit each library. Learn about the experiences of Midwest soldiers and airmen captured as prisoners of war who were imprisoned in Hitler’s Third Reich, and the human context in which their experiences took place.

The exhibits and speakers are organized by TRACES, a non-profit educational organization created to gather, preserve and present stories of people from the Midwest and Germany or Austria who encountered each other during WWII.

This program is funded with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota in 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.