St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, hosts “Day of Remembrance” for German American WWII internment

St. Mary’s University, based in San Antonio, Texas, is hosting a “Day of Remembrance” in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 26, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of internment of German Americans during World War II. Three child-internees are featured in this Chicago commemoration: Frances Ott Allen, Jo Anna Wartemann Terwege Howell, and Eberhard Fuhr.

Remembrance rallies will also be held in San Antonio, TX, Hartford, CT, London Business School, England, and the Bard School in Berlin, Germany.

The public is invited to three events during the “Day of Remembrance” in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 26:

  • Noon-1 pm: Re-enactment of the internees’ forced march across the Loop 75 years ago. The march starts from Great Hall at Chicago Union Station, 225 S. Canal St., to the corner of Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road — the original site of Central Station, from which internees were shipped to a camp in Texas
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Rally from Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Avenue, which will include internees’ offering a public preview of artifacts from their personal collection that will go on display at the Bullock Texas State History museum in November for a year-long exhibit.
  • 4:30-5:00 p.m.: Candlelight remembrance and wreath-laying ceremony at the internment site, 4800 S. Ellis Ave.

For more information, please see the University press release.