The Barbed-Wire College: Reeducating German POWs in the United States during World War II


"The Barbed-Wire College is a fascinating account of the Army's attempt to re-educate German POWs during World War II. Ron Robin's well-documented study brings to light this virtually unknown chapter in World War II history."--Edward M. Coffman, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Emeritus)

"By studying a crucial episode that historians have overlooked-the United States' effort to 're-educate' 380,000 German prisoners of war-Robin illuminates the fascinating relationship between humanistic scholarship and government policy in the years during and immediately following World War II. His analysis, based on superb archival research, is at once thoughtful and persuasive."--Richard Polenberg, Cornell University

"A well-written and thoroughly researched study.... Anyone with an interest in the state of American culture during the war years will have to read this book."--William L. O'Neill, Rutgers University


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