Fritz Hamer: German POWs in South Carolina

Fritz Hamer: German POWs in South Carolina

More About Fritz Hamer: German POWs in South Carolina

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a program by Fritz Hamer on Saturday, August 17th on World War II and the German POWs interned in South Carolina from 1943-1946.
By 1943 the Allies had begun to push the German Armies out of North Africa and Italy. In doing so they captured large numbers of German Prisoners of War. Great Britain could not handle them all so many were shipped to the United States starting in the summer of 1943. South Carolina became the home to nearly 10,000 German POWs by 1945 (in all more than 375,000 Germans were interned in the United States by 1945). Enlisted personnel were required to work for the nation that interned them so many were employed on farms, pulp wood operations and military bases in non-military related occupations. Their work was crucial to SC farmers and pulp wood producers because so much of their normal labor had left to join the armed forces or work in war industries. Florence and Myrtle Beach had satellite camps for prisoners that numbered between 250 and 500 each. This presentation will discuss what these camps were like and how the prisoners adapted to their life in America.
Fritz Hamer is the Curator of History/Archivist of the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum in Columbia, SC. He received his education at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and the University of South Carolina. He has worked in the Museum field since the 1980s. He spent 25 years at the South Carolina State Museum as the Curator of History followed by a short time working at the South Caroliniana Library at USC before his present position. Over the years he has researched and helped develop many exhibitions and programs related to South Carolina and military history. Among several, he curated an exhibition on SC and the Home Front in World War II and another on the same topic for World War I. Not only is his interest in military subjects but he also did an exhibition on College football history in the Palmetto State. Among some of his publications he has co-edited a series of articles on SC in the Civil War and Reconstruction, published on the impact of the Charleston Navy Yard in World War II and published articles on South Carolina in the Great War. One of his favorite topics is the German prisoner of war experience in South Carolina during the Second World War for which he has published two articles.
The program will begin at 1 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at click for details.

Tags: local events, museum; community; adult ages; living history; educational; lecture; tour; free

Posted By: Horry County Museum



Event Details

Date: August 17, 2019
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location:
Horry County Museum
805 Main Street
Conway SC 29526

Visit Website

Contact:
Horry County Museum
843-915-5320
hcgmusuem@horrycounty.org


  • Visit Website
    State-of-the-art compounding-only pharmacy.
    Save on your Hormone Compounding,Pet Compounds
    & Supplements with coupons on coupon tab.

  • Visit Website
    Now 2 Locations
    82nd Parkway Publix Plaza MB
    Barefoot Landing NMB

  • Visit Website
    Trust Your LOCAL Conway Attorney
    with over 30 Years of Experience

  • Visit Website
    Work With a Local, Experienced Agency
    Bundle and Save on Home & Auto

Share This Event
  • Visit Website
    State-of-the-art compounding-only pharmacy.
    Save on your Hormone Compounding,Pet Compounds
    & Supplements with coupons on coupon tab.

  • Visit Website
    Now 2 Locations
    82nd Parkway Publix Plaza MB
    Barefoot Landing NMB

  • Visit Website
    Trust Your LOCAL Conway Attorney
    with over 30 Years of Experience

  • Visit Website
    Work With a Local, Experienced Agency
    Bundle and Save on Home & Auto

More About this Event Poster: Horry County Museum

The Horry County Museum was established in 1979 and opened its doors to the public in 1981. The Museum focuses on the history, pre-history, and natural history of Horry County, S.C., and educates the public about these subjects through exhibits, outreach programs, and events. In 2009, the Museum opened the L. W. Paul Living History Farm. The Farm is a re-creation of life on a one horse family farm between the years of 1900-1955. Visitors to the farm can experience what life was like in a farm community during those years and attend quarterly events at the Farm. In 2014, the Museum moved into the renovated 1905 Burroughs School. The school is on the National Register of Historic Places. The move includes increased exhibits, a freshwater aquarium featured on Animal Planet’s hit reality show “Tanked”, and a 600 seat auditorium that hosts public presentations and programs.

Would you like to add your event at TownPlanner.com?

Town Planner is a community-minded organization. We're all about keeping things local and promoting hometown pride! That's why we're glad to offer you this medium to inform the public about your event. Post it today and it will appear on our website, our newsletter, and our mobile app.

As a general rule, we welcome the submission of events from charities, non-profit organizations, and municipal or community organizations such as mayor's offices, churches, schools, and the like. To get started, simply create an account. It's free and easy and you'll be able to start posting events as soon as you receive your authorization email.

If you're a business owner or you wish to promote a for-profit event, your event may be subject to the policies of your local Town Planner publisher. Some publishers may charge a nominal fee for such events, or reject them if they compete with other events from paying sponsors. To learn more about your local publisher's policies, or to inquire about adding a coupon or display ad for your business, please use our contact form.

Please keep in mind that Town Planner is a family-friendly publication and we reserve the right to reject any event that is deemed offensive, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate for inclusion on our site.

Remember that we're not just online! If you do business in an area with a local Town Planner publisher, our beautiful full color wall calendar is delivered free each December to thousands of homes in your community. Most people who receive the calendar hang it up in a prominent place and keep it all year long, making sure your business is On Display Every Day!

We're looking to bring the Town Planner to even more communities across America. If you or someone you know have an entrepreneurial spirit and would like to promote local businesses and build hometown pride while achieving financial security for yourself, why not look into becoming a Town Planner publisher?

Comments, Questions, or Concerns?

We're here to help! Email Us

Town Planner - Quickly Becoming America's Calendar!