Stalag Luft I POW 55th Anniversary, Video # 1460-1462
Edward and Elmer T. Lian Papers, OGLMC 208
The North Dakota Prisoner of War Reports consist of lengthy questionnaires completed by North Dakota prisoners of war from World War II and the Korean War. The questionnaires highlight the experiences of serviceman held in various prisoner of war camps in Germany, Japan and Korea. In addition to the questionnaires, many photocopied photographs, letters, telegrams and other documents are included.
The North Dakota Prisoner of War Reports was a project officially supported by the North Dakota Ex-Prisoner of War Organization and the Chester Fritz Library. Elmer Lian of Grand Forks, North Dakota, designed and administered the project in 1982 in order to preserve the history of North Dakota's prisoners of war. Lian himself was a prisoner of war in Germany in 1944 and 1945.