Camp Atterbury’s POW Chapel Video

When Italy’s Mussolini’s aspiration for an empire in Africa ended with the collapse in Tunisia of the Italian Army in World War II; some of the country’s soldiers were sent to POW Camps in the United States. Camp Atterbury, in Indiana, received 767 Italian POWs in 1943. In less than a year, lifelong friendships, memories, and respect were built between the two cultures. Built by the POWs, the Chapel in the Meadow endures as a testament to the commonality of man in faith, charity and community.