Three Stringtown, Oklahoma Alien Internment Camp inspection reports

Three Stringtown, Oklahoma, Alien Internment Camp inspection reports are now online. The first, written by Max Habicht, representing the Swiss […]

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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 […]

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Three inspection reports for the Ellis Island, NY, Internment Camp

Internment camps in the U.S. were periodically inspected by representatives of neutral nations or organizations, to see that facilities were […]

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S.S. Drottningholm documents available

On July 15, 1942, the S.S. Drottningholm left Pier F, Jersey City, New Jersey bound for Gothenburg, Sweden, where internees were […]

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New information about Camp Kenedy, Texas Internment Camp

Thanks to Martin Huwart, who contacted GAIC about finding records of his great-uncle, interned in the U.S. from Haiti. He, […]

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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, […]

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12 Dec 1942, Marshall Memo: shipping Latin Americans for exchange with Axis Nations

George Marshall Memo, 12 Dec 1942  Box 71, Subject Files, 1939-1954, Box 7; Accession Job No. N3-59-87-15, Records of the Special War Problems […]

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Secretary of State's response to FDR questions about repatriation

Department of State memo, Aug 1942, Cordell Hull to FDR Franklin D. Roosevelt Library’s Digital Collections, Series 2:Confidential File, Box 9, […]

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White to Lafoon memo, 30 Jan 1946

30 Jan 1946 Memorandum in “Statistics,” Box 70, Special War Problems Division, RG 59, NA — numbers/ethnicities of Latin Americans […]

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State Department memo, page 1, 1946

Nov 1945 U. S. State Department memo to Latin American countries

This U.S. State Department memorandum requests that Latin American countries with citizens or residents being held as enemy aliens in the […]

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State Department memo, page 1, 1946

4 Jan 1946 U.S. State Department Notice to Latin American Internees

This 4 Jan 1946 State Department memo was sent to all Latin American internees and parolees, attempting  to answer questions […]

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18 Aug 1942, Report on Visit to Detention Stations for Civilian Internees in the United States of America

18 Aug 1942, Report on Visit to Detention Stations for Civilian Internees in the United States of America (25-28 Jun […]

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Agreements with enemy countries for the exchange of officials and non-officials.

“Agreements with enemy countries for the exchange of officials and non-officials.” United States Department of State/Foreign relations of the United States […]

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30 Mar 1943, Raymond Ickes, Memo: Procedures to Decide Whom to Imprison, Intern, Repatriate

Raymond Ickes, Memorandum to the Minister, 30 Mar 1943: RG 84; Costa Rica; U.S. Embassy, San Jose; Classified General Records; […]

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Notice to Internees from Latin America

Notice to Internees from Latin America, 1946. (provided by an internee family) discusses State Department plans to release or deport Latin […]

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25 April 1946, German Nationals Deported by the Other American Republics Who Were Deported Via the United States

German Nationals Deported by the Other American Republics Who Were Deported Via the United States, 25 Apr 1946, folder 711.5, Ecuador: […]

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Department of State Press release, Nov. 1945

Department of State Press release, Nov. 1945 (provided by an internee family)

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28 March 1944 - USAT Cuba Memo: Arrival and Treatment of Latin Americans in Algiers, LA

Bannerman to Fitch, 28 March 1944.  USAT Cuba Memo; Box 71, Subject Files, 1939-1954, Box 7; Accession Job No. N3-59-87-15, Records of the […]

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16 Dec 1941, Letter from Karl R. Bendetson (War Department) to Secretary of State Keeley in regard to applying the Geneva Convention to alien enemies

16 Dec 1941, Letter from Karl R. Bendetson (War Department) to Secretary of State Keely in regard to applying the Geneva […]

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Document Archive

  Materials Related to World War II Control and Internment of Civilians in the United States and Latin America Alien Enemies Act of […]

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