Ellis Island petition for release of German civilian internees

A petition was submitted to Congress on January 24, 1947, signed by 156 internees held on Ellis Island, asking for their […]

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Ellis Island 29 Feb 1944 name list

A three page Immigration and Naturalization Service list of civilian enemy aliens of German ethnicity in custody on Ellis Island, New […]

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1944 lists of internees held in various detention stations

Following are short lists of internees of German ethnicity held in a variety of internment situations around the country during […]

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30 June 1945 Ft. Lincoln census

Ft. Lincoln, Bismarck, North Dakota, the largest WW II internment camp for men in the U.S., housed more than 4000 […]

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Seagoville, TX internment camp inspection reports

During WWII, internment camps in the U.S. were visited periodically by neutral representatives, usually from the International Red Cross, or […]

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Inspection report for Ft. Lincoln, Bismarck, ND, 1945

On October 24-25, 1945, Ft. Lincoln was inspected by Dr. Rudolph Fischer, Swiss Legation representative, and Van Arsdale Turner, Department […]

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Seagoville, Texas internment camp census—1943

In 1942, the facilities of Seagoville, formerly a prison, were converted into an internment facility to hold German, Japanese and Italian […]

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Stringtown, OK internment camp rosters online

During the early months of World War II, many internees were sent to the prison in Stringtown, Oklahoma, operated by […]

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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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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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1942 Fort Sam Houston, Texas, internee list available

Recently a 1942 list of internees held in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, was made available to our organization by Martin […]

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Daily Life at Crystal City Internment Camp

Have you ever wondered what daily life was like for internees held in a WWII internment camp in the U.S.? […]

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Internee Graves at Edgewood Cemetery, Crystal City, Texas

  The headstones from four internee graves were photographed by Werner Ulrich, a former internee, at the Edgewood Cemetery, Crystal City, Texas. He found no […]

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Crystal City, Texas Internment Camp list of deaths

Crystal City, Texas Internment Camp list of deaths—from information provided by Carmen Sanchez Diaz and Jose F. Cazares, residents of […]

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1947 U.S. State Department, Immigration & Naturalization letter to Crystal City, TX internee

This 1947 letter to an internee held at Crystal City, TX, offers a thirty day parole from the Camp to […]

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"German Clandestine Activities in South America in World War II" by David P. Mowrey (NSA)

“German Clandestine Activities in South America in World War II” by David P. Mowrey (NSA) “…presents a thorough account of German […]

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Letter to Senator William Langer from a group of Ft. Lincoln internees, Jan 1946—Requests Help to Avoid Forced Repatriation

Letter to Senator William Langer from a group of Ft. Lincoln internees, January 29, 1946—requests help to avoid forced repatriation (provided […]

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22 Feb 1943, Report on traveling conditions of group of German citizens from Costa Rica

Report on traveling conditions of group of German citizens from Costa Rica, 22 Feb 1943: from folder 383.7, Camp Crystal […]

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Stringtown, Oklahoma Internment Camp Rules

Stringtown, Oklahoma Internment Camp rules Download: Stringtown Rules

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1942 Map of Stringtown Internment Camp

1942 map of Stringtown Internment Camp, Oklahoma, by Army Corp of Engineers, laying out water distribution (courtesy Bill Streifer)

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Ft. Lincoln Internment Camp Rules

Ft. Lincoln Internment Camp Rules, (English) (German), Bismarck, ND (provided by an internee’s famly) Download (English): Ft. Lincoln Internee rules English […]

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