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 of the World War II “enemy alien control” programs and related records available at the National Archives. Besides the well known internment camps in California and Nevada for people of Japanese ancestry, she notes that camps were also set up for Germans and Italians throughout the United States and Latin America. Ms. Goodsell uses PowerPoint to illustrate her presentation. She also responds to questions from members of the audience.

“World War II Enemy Aliens Program” was a “Know Your Records Program” held in the National Archives Research Center at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2009.