Fritz Ritz Reconstructed
February 25, 2012 11:39 AM Subscribe
Deep in the heart of Texas, a decrepit German POW camp is reconstructed
The camp was one of many throughout rural USA known as a "Fritz Ritz"
, and prisoners were deliberately treated well with the hopes that they would be goodwill ambassadors upon their repatriation. Researchers from nearby Texas A&M and local residents began to reconstruct
of the camp
in 1995 decades after most of the buildings were demolished and the site vacated. Coincidentally, the camp was located near an area of Texas that saw many German settlers
in the 1800s.