1943, 1944 inspection reports of Sharp Park, CA Alien Detention Camp

On 26 July 1943, Captain Antonio R. Martin, Spanish Vice-Consul at San Francisco, CA, James E. Henderson, representing the Department of State, and A. S. Hudson, Acting District Director of Immigration and Naturalization, San Francisco, CA, visited Sharp Park, CA Alien Detention Camp  for an inspection of the facilities. Their findings are summarized here, including a typical week’s menu.

On 26 September 1944, Maurice Perret, of the International Red Cross Committee, visited. He noted that the population included not only civilian internees, but  also “detained persons of all nationalities,” and that morale was not very high. His report is in French, with an English translation. NARA, RG 59, State Department, Special War Problems Division, Entry A1 1352, Inspection Reports, 1942-1946, Box 21, folder “Sharp Park.”