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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WWII Internment Camp, 'Camp Algiers', Louisiana, held Jews, too

WWNO, a radio station in New Orleans, LA, featured the WWII history of Camp Algiers, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, […]

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1942 Camp Kenedy, Texas census now on-line

Are you looking for a loved one you believe was interned in the United States? Thanks to Martin Huwart, with the […]

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

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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Montevideo Resolution 21 May 1943

The Emergency Advisory Committee for Political Defense, meeting in Montevideo, adopts U.S. Department of Justice/State Department resolutions to allow U.S. […]

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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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1942-1948, INS Records Related to the Detention of Enemy Aliens during World War II

Name Files List, Special War Problems Division, 1942-1948 found in “INS Records Related to the Detention of Enemy Aliens during World […]

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21 Feb 1944, Latin American Association letter

Latin American Association letter, 21 Feb 1944 — enumerates the Latin American German civilians and wounded German soldiers on board the […]

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Signatures of 117 Guatemalan deportees, 1942

Signatures of 117 Guatemalan deportees, 1942. From S.S. Drottningholm, a Swedish ship used in exchanges of Latin American civilians to […]

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27 Mar 1942, Schofield to Attorney General Memo: Arrangements for Shipping, Guarding, Housing Diplomatic and Non-Diplomatic Prisoners

Schofield to Attorney General, 27 Mar 1942, 740.00115 EW 1939/2426, RG 59 Central Decimal File, 1940-1944; Box 2822—250/32/18/07 — arrangements for […]

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Roster of Internees (German) Picked Up in Central America During 1943

Roster of Internees; Internees (German) Picked Up in Central America During 1943; Records Relating to German Civilian Internees During World […]

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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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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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3 Nov 1942, Memo: Policies of Deportation to U.S. and Repatriation. Determining "Dangerousness"

Memorandum regarding the Activities of the United States Government, 3 Nov 1942,  3, RG 59, Subject Files, Box 180, location […]

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9 Nov 1942, Hull to Biddle Memo: Discusses Problems with Repatriation Process.

Hull to Biddle, 9 Nov 1942, 740.00115 EW 1939/4570, RG 59 Central Decimal File, 1940-1944; Box 2835—250/32/19/02 — discusses problems […]

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German Nationals Repatriated from South and Central America" and "German Nationals Repatriated Direct from South and Central America

“German Nationals Repatriated from South and Central America” and “German Nationals Repatriated Direct from South and Central America”  Records of the Special War […]

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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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Nov 1943, Special War Problems Divison (SWPD) Memos: Keep U.S. Role in Fingering Latin Americans for Deportation Untraceable

Cabot, Bonsal, Wright, Knapp memos: Nov 1943— JM Cabot to Wright and Bonsal, 15 Nov 1943, L. Knapp to  Wright, […]

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Black List - El Salvador

Lista Negra-El Salvador/Black List-El Salvador (provided by an internee family)  

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Black List - Costa Rica

Black List-Costa Rica (provided by an internee family)

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Black List - Columbia

Black List – Columbia (provided by an internee family)  

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Bell to Ennis Memo, 7 Dec 1943 : Discusses Evaluation of Internees' "Dangerousness."

Bell to Ennis Memo, 7 Dec 1943  “711.5,” Costa Rica,” San José Embassy Confidential File, Box 26, RG84, stack 350, […]

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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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Arrest Warrant, 2 February 1947

12 February 1946 Arrest Warrant

Arrest Warrant, 12 February 1946 — warrant accusing an internee of illegal entry into U.S. (provided by an internee family)

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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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