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After returning home at the end of World War II, several German POWs sent wood carvings to Ernest Sibberson, a local Lutheran pastor, in thanks for his kindness to them during their forced stay in Topeka. Sibberson, who had immigrated to the United States as a teenager, was a native of Germany and spoke the language well. He regularly visited the POWs and held religious services for them at Winter General Hospital.

Date: between 1945 and 1950

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Item Number: 220890
KSHS Identifier: 1996.5.7

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