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More than 140 people came to learn about a forgotten time in history Tuesday at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette — leaving many in the audience astounded at the stories they heard and read.

“Vanished: German-American Civilian Internment, 1941-48,” put on by the Traces Museum in St. Paul, Minn., told the story of 15,000 German-Americans who were forced into internment camps.

The exhibits were displayed in one of the museum’s two converted buses, called a “BUS-eum.” The BUS-eum includes exhibits in half of it and a 25-person seating area that shows two videos. A “Dateline NBC” documentary tells the story of more than 5,000 Latin American Germans and Japanese being forced into internment camps; a second film was from 1945 about the internment camps.

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