Enemies in love : a German POW, a black nurse, and an unlikely romance

Enemies in love : a German POW, a black nurse, and an unlikely romance

Clark, Alexis, author.


Physical Description
xvi, 251 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Elinor -- Frederick -- Fighting Hitler and Jim Crow -- German POWs in the United States -- Prisoners and nurses -- A forbidden romance -- End of war -- An uncertain future -- Searching for acceptance -- Finally home.

Personal Subject
Albert, Elinor Powell, 1921-2005.
Albert, Frederick.

Corporate Subject
United States. Army Nurse Corps -- Biography.

Subject Term
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Germany -- Biography.
Interracial marriage -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, American.


This is the nonfiction love story of Elinor Powell, an African American army nurse, and Frederick Albert, a German prisoner of war. The two met when black army nurses were put in regular contact with German POWs who were detained in the United States during World War II, an unlikely and little-discussed circumstance during one of the most documented periods in history. --

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)Book920 CLA11Nonfiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Book920 CLA11Nonfiction Collection