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Nov 8, 2012 9:38 AM by AP

National WW2 Museum exhibit: POWs held by Nazis

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A violin made from bed slats, a bomber jacket, and journals filled with humor, nostalgia, sorrow and boredom help to tell the stories of the 92,820 Allied soldiers held in nearly 100 Nazi prisoner of war camps.

An exhibit titled "Guests of the Third Reich," opens on Veterans Day at the National World War II Museum.

Items on display through July 7 are among those to be shown in the Liberation Pavilion planned for completion in 2016.

That pavilion will also have a section about POWs held in brutal Japanese POW camps where more than 40 percent of the 27,465 Americans captured in the Pacific died as prisoners of war. But of 93,941 who surrendered to Germany, 92,820 survived.

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Online:

http://www.guestsofthethirdreich.org/home/

Violin article: http://www.merkki.com/violin.htm

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