American Prisoner of War Camps in Southern California describes the impact of the large number of prisoners of war on the population of Southern California, as well as the impact of the people of Southern California on those imprisoned there.
Providing detail on the care and employment of prisoners of war according to the Geneva Convention of 1929, the lives of POWs are illustrated, along with the details of camp locations in Southern California and the deaths and burials that occurred among them.
Some prisoner names are included, as well as references to source materials at various repositories. Historical photographs serve to provide depth to the story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Kathy Kirkpatrick has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, and has authored Basic Genealogy, The Descendants of Timothy Meeker, Italian Prisoners of War in the Continental US on 31 March 1945, Prisoners of War in Utah During World War II, Sicily, and Prisoner of War Camps Across America. She has delivered lectures on “WWII POWs in America,” “WWII Enemy Aliens in America,” and “Proving the Jewish Heritage of a Catholic Sicilian Family,” and provided research for Italian Emigrants, Italian Emigrants by Tina Bochicchio Woetzel, Sinatra, The Life by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, and II Giuramento by Dino Maurizio Parri.