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for The State Vol. 31 Issue 17, Jan 1964
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At least one thousand German and Italian POWs were imprisoned in Williamston, North Carolina during WWII. Used to fill manual labor voids created during the war, the prisoners were forced to harvest peanuts and tobacco, assist on dairy farms, as well as work in fertilizer plants and saw mills. These men were the first POWs to be used during the war as an industrial force.\r\n