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Dear Ms. Shepard,
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The National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) has custody of the Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General (Record Group 389). Enemy POW files among these records consist mostly of camp inspection reports, camp labor reports, camp historical files, detention rosters, POW grave location reports, and Italian service unit reports. Because the files are arranged by type of report or file and thereunder by the name of the camp, identification of the specific POW camp is necessary before a search can be conducted. There is no listing by state and the records include minimal information about individual POWs. For example, we searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Subject Files, 1942-1946 and Records Relating to Enemy Prisoners of War During World War II, 1942-1947 in Record Group 389 These records have not been digitized. For assistance with or access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org..
We also located the series Moving Images Relating to Military Activities, 1947-1964 in the Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (Record Group 111) that includes the file German Prisoners of War, Camp Evelyn, Munsing, Michigan. This file has been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM) at email@example.com with any questions about this series.
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Here is some information below. Please copy and paste link into your web browser. The author of one of the books is listed in the Detroit Press Gregory Summer the author of "Michigan POWs Camps" might be worth reading and looking to see who he used for reference and any materials.