Date of Award:

1967

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

History

Advisor/Chair:

Douglas Alder

Abstract

The United States offered an idal situation for prisoner of war camps during World War II. The remoteness of the states of Utah and Idaho offered also an ideal situation to intern prisoners. The United States established 141 base camps and 313 branch camps. Out of this number, Utah and Idaho represented a total number of nine base and twenty-one branch camps. Utah and Idaho had under their supervision approximately 11,660 or 3.6% of the prisoners in the base camps. The Utah and Idaho camps were under supervision of the United states War Department. Their basic source for the administration came from the written provisions within the International Red Cross Geneva Convention of 1929.

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