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, in a two part podcast. During the WWII years, this facility served as a receiving and detention station for Latin Americans, including Jews, brought to the U.S.for internment and exchange. Thanks to producer and presenter Laine […]

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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 1798  Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders Presidential Proclamations, Dec 1941: Japanese 2525 German 2526 Italian 2527 Presidential Proclamation 2497, 17 Jul 1941 — blacklists Latin American firms/individuals Executive Order 8985, 19 Dec 1941 — establishes Office of […]

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