AUGUSTA — A discussion of creative ways Maine residents dealt with food rationing and helped the war effort during World War II will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Michael Klahr Center at the University of Maine at Augusta.

The program, “Food Rationing in Maine During World War II,” will feature guests who will share stories of the food rationing system.

This event, sponsored by the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, accompanies the current exhibit on display at the center, “Maine Boys Overseas, German Boys in Maine.” The exhibit focuses on the history and artifacts from Maine’s prisoner of war camps between 1944 and 1946. The exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday through Nov. 30 and features artifacts from the prisoner of war camps at Spencer Lake near Jackman, Houlton and Indian Township at Princeton. The exhibit also includes copies of World War II propaganda posters that are part of the collection at the Maine State Museum which have never been displayed. The exhibit will be open before and during the talk.

There is no cost and all are welcome. Donations will be accepted. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 621-3530 or visit

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