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POW Camps in Maine Presentation

May 5, 2015

Local History Comes to Life in Princeton

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust and the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society were proud to host over sixty-five people at the Prisoner of War Camps in Maine presentation at the Princeton Town Office.  All in attendance deemed it a resounding success!  The presentation was given by David Greenham, Program Director at the Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine.  For an hour, Mr. Greenham transported the attendees back in time to the mid-1940s World War II POW camp, located less than a mile from the site of the presentation.  Many folks shared memories of when the German soldiers, actually young boys aged 14 and upward, were transported to the camp and worked in the Grand Lake Stream area cutting wood to supply the local mill.  Mr. Greenham captured the feel of the time and place perfectly, testament to his extensive research and eloquent delivery of historic details.  In addition, he shared vivid personal experiences of a time that affected not only the local area, but also the State of Maine, the United States, and European history.  This opportunity to share community memories will help to ensure that we remember a unique chapter in our local history.  For more information on David Greenham visit the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine at:

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust regularly hosts speakers, community forums, work parties, and workshops and leads outdoor adventures that highlight the natural and cultural history of the Maine woods and waters.  Visit our website ( to discover what is happening next!