Were Jews interned by the U.S.?

Yes. In a Feb 1943 letter exchange between Jewish internees being held at Camp Kenedy, Texas and W. Bruppacher, Department of German Interests, Legation of Switzerland, charged with camp inspection and oversight of internees of German ethnicity, they express concerns about finances, censorship, and the difficulties of living “close to our worst enemies.” NARA RG 59, State Dept, Special War Problems Division, Entry 1352, Inspection Reports on War Relocation Center, 1942-46, Box 20, Kenedy 1942-1944 (courtesy of Martin Huwart, with Independent Researcher Satu Haase-Webb)

In the American Jewish Archives Journal, “Jewish Internees in the American South, 1942-1945,” author Harvey Strum discusses the plight of these and other Jewish internees held in various southern camps and the attempts of the Jewish community to help them.