buildings at Algiers Immigration Station

Algiers, Louisiana Alien Detention Station featured in documentary

Published May 24, 2017, “Camp of the Innocents” is a documentary film about the Camp Algiers Alien Detention Station in […]

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2002 Interview with John Schmitz, former internee

John Schmitz, was born in the Bronx, New York, on October 12, 1936 and interned, with his family, in the Crystal City, […]

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2016 Immigration law lecture features author of "The Train to Crystal City"

October 18, 2016—Author Jan Jarboe Russell, whose work “The Train to Crystal City” was selected as the 2016 Gulf Coast […]

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"Treatment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent, European Americans, and Jewish Refugees in WWII"-Hearing video

19 March 2009—Committee on the Judiciary – Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. Video provided by […]

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World War II Enemy Aliens Program

World War II Enemy Aliens Program (2009)—National Archives and Records Administration, C-Span Video Library Archivist Lynn Goodsell talks about various aspects […]

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Fort Stanton: a German Internment Camp

In 1941, German Merchant seamen from the scuttled luxury liner S.S. Columbus found themselves held in the U.S. America was […]

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Michael Luick-Thrams on WWII German American Internment

Historian, writer, and lecturer, Michael Luick-Thrams worked with TRACES, a non-profit educational organization created to gather, preserve and present stories […]

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Alien Enemy Detention Facility

A government propaganda film about Crystal City, TX internment camp, 1945.

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Zum Nazi verdammt

German language documentary available online.  Zum Nazi verdammt. Das Schicksal deutschstämmiger US-Familien im 2. Weltkrieg, die in amerikanischen Lagern interniert wurden. Documentation […]

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Author John Christgau reads from "Enemies"

John Christgau was one of the first authors to research the Alien Enemy Program of WW II. His book, Enemies, was […]

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Ursula Vogt Potter reads from "The Misplaced American"

In 2002-2003, Ursula Vogt Potter compiled THE MISPLACED AMERICAN, a collection of memoirs, originally both oral and written, from members […]

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Heidi Donald reads from "We Were Not the Enemy"

  Heidi Gurcke Donald, a former internee from Costa Rica, reads an excerpt  about her family’s experiences from her memoir, […]

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Crystal City Internment Camp Interpretive Panels Dedicated

Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 3:30 P.M., eight new interpretive panels about the Crystal City, TX Internment Camp and the […]

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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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Interview with Karen Ebel, President of the German American Internee Coalition

Karen Ebel, President of the German American Internee Coalition and daughter of a former internee, is interviewed by Arndt Peltner of […]

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Interview with John Christgau, Author of "Enemies"

John Christgau, the author of Enemies: World War II Alien Internment, is interviewed by Arndt Peltner of Radio Goethe, in […]

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Lost Voices of Crystal City

“Lost Voices of Crystal City” from BBC Radio Four by BBC Radio Four. Released: 2004.

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2007 Crystal City Reunion


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