Museum spreads word of German-American internment camps

PORT CLINTON Thousands of German-American civilians were forced into internment camps from 1941-48.
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

PORT CLINTON

Thousands of German-American civilians were forced into internment camps from 1941-48.

TRACES mobile museum, a retrofitted school bus called the BUS-eum, stopped by Ida Rupp Public Library to inform visitors about the often unknown subchapter of World War II.

Michael Luick-Thrams, executive director of TRACES Center for History and Culture, a Midwest/World War II-history museum in Saint Paul, Minn., researched the disappearance and relocation of German-Americans from towns throughout the Midwest during World War II. He created the BUS-eum three years ago to keep history alive and inform people about the 18 internment camps or detention centers in the Midwest.

For information, visit www.traces.org.