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Pottery Mug Made by a German Prisoner of War in Alabama
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A decorated pottery mug, about 4 1/2 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter at the top. The mug carries the hand painted image of a rooster as well as a phrase in German: "Drink Without Worries; The Awakening Will Come Tomorrow". The mug shows some signs of age and a small chip to the rim. The bottom of the mug carries the maker's initials and the incised notation "German P.O.W. Camp Opelika", a prisoner of war camp in Alabama that was opened in 1942 to receive prisoners from the German Afrika Korps.