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POW exhibit at Harwood on May 5

A traveling bus exhibit, "Behind Barbed Wire" will make a stop at the Harwood Community Center, tonight, Wednesday, May 5, from 6 to 9 p.m., with a program from 7 to 8 p.m. The event is sponsored by Harwood American Legion Post No. 297.

"Behind Barbed Wire" explores the experiences of Midwest prisoners of war (POWs) in Nazi, Germany in WWII, and the human context in which their experiences took place. The St. Paul-based, non-profit educational organization TRACES created this exhibit, which consists of display panels illustrated with photographs, documents, audio and DVD documentaries, artifacts, and more. Visitors to the exhibit will gain insights into the conditions POW's experienced; how art, free time, and religion helped POW's survive; assistance that was given my Germans and Austrians; and how POW's later came to terms with their experiences; and much more.

For more information about the event, contact the Harwood American Legion at 701-282-9400.