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Princeton POW Camp Presentation

April 21, 2015


The Downeast Lakes Land Trust in conjunction with the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society is pleased to welcome David Greenham, Program Director from the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine leading a talk on the POW Camp which existed in Indian Township during World War II. Developed from a New Deal Era Civilian Conservation Camp, the POW camp was fitted with 12 foot high electric fences, watchtowers and spotlights. Housing 250-500 German soldiers captured primarily in the Tunisian campaign, Greenham will discuss the prisoners’ lives in the Princeton area. Greenham will share stories and insights he has gathered through his research highlighting the prisoners’ work in the woods cutting pulpwood for the local paper mill as well as their interactions with the local people in Princeton and Indian Township.

This program is offered on April 30th at 6:30 p.m. at the Princeton Town Office at 15 Depot Street. For further details about this program or other activities, contact the Downeast Lakes Land Trust by calling 207-796-2100, or by emailing