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Walter Schmid, a member of Rommel's Afrika Korps, used to be certainly one of millions of POWs interned within the usa in the course of international warfare II. Drafted into the German military at twenty, he had fought for under 5 months whilst captured in Tunisia in might 1943. Schmid was once despatched first to POW camps in Oklahoma (Gruber, Bixby, and McAlester) and was once quickly transferred to New Mexico in July 1944.
The Amana Colonies have been based by way of individuals of the group of actual idea, a Pietist sect that originated in southwest Germany in 1714. starting in 1842, participants of the sect migrated to long island and based the Eben-Ezer Society, within which land, retailers, and houses have been owned communally. individuals labored at assigned jobs, attended eleven church prone every one week, and obtained foodstuff, garments, and take care of.
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