German POW Camp Newspapers Added to Digital Collection



Front page of a German POW camp newspaperThe Wyoming State Library has completed the digitization of five German prisoner of war camp titles, adding nearly 800 pages of content to the Wyoming Digital Newspapers Collection. The camps, which held captured German soldiers, were based in Wyoming during World War II and used the newspapers to report camp news as well as news from Europe and the warfront.

The newly uploaded titles include the Douglas Offene Worte, Ekkhehard, and Stockade from Douglas, as well as the Lager-Magazin and Der Zaungast from Cheyenne. Four of the titles are written entirely in German.

The Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection is a partnership between the Wyoming State Library and the University of Wyoming Libraries. The latest addition of digitized items brings the database’s total to over 370 historic newspaper titles and 1,171,758 pages. The digital collection can be found online for free at www.wyomingnewspapers.org.

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