A German POW, a Black Nurse, and an Unlikely Romance
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 926 , Segment 1
Episode: Enemies in Love
- Mar 24, 2021 6:00 pm
- 36:23 mins
This is a love story like no other: Frederick Albert was a soldier in Hitler’s army, captured by the Allies and shipped to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Arizona desert. Elinor Powell was an African American nurse in the U.S. military stationed at the same camp. It was love at first sight for Frederick, and though it was a risky proposition, these two made a life together. Guest: Alexis Clark, journalist; adjunct professor at the Colombia Journalism School; author of "Enemies in Love: A German POW, a Black Nurse, and an Unlikely Romance"