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Statesboro site of German POW camp to be dedicated
Public invited to ceremony
Bulloch Co. Historical Society color
A 1940s-era German prisoner-of-war camp located in Statesboro will be memorialized in a dedication ceremony Thursday. The Bulloch County Historical Society will erect a plaque after a brief ceremony at 3 p.m. at the site on Highway 301 North at the business plaza adjacent to the Statesboro Flea Market building, said society member and Georgia Southern University Museum director Brent Tharpe. University students who helped coordinate the project will share excerpts from letters of thanks discovered during their research, which were written by prisoners to farming families in the community who hired them to help harvest local crops, he said.
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