Mine Enemy: The Story of German POWs in America

During World War II, Americans watched news reels of atrocities abroad. But, in some small U.S. towns, the enemy was hoeing the back garden - or sharing a meal at the kitchen table.

2015 / Alison Jones / Deborah George / PRX, various, USA

During World War II, Americans watched news reels of atrocities abroad. But, in some small U.S. towns, the enemy was hoeing the back garden - or sharing a meal at the kitchen table.

From producer Alison Jones and editor Deborah George, the story of the 400,000 captured German soldiers who, during World War II, were shipped across the Atlantic to prison camps in the U.S.

Mine Enemy: The Story of German POWs in America was mixed by Ben Shapiro. It is hosted by John Biewen.

How did Alison track down the former POWs, now in their 90s? And were they eager to talk with her? Find out... in EXTRA.


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Alison Jones

Alison Jones is a prize-winning print and radio journalist and a former staff writer for the Raleigh News & Observer . Her pieces have been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun . Jones has produced stories for All Things Considered , Weekend Edition , and North Carolina Public Radio, among others. Her radio documentaries have received several awards, including the National Headliner Awards Grand Award, the National Award for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, and a Gracie Allen Award from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television.

Deborah George

Deborah George is a Senior Editor with Reveal News and the Center for Investigative Reporting.


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