30 June 1945 Ft. Lincoln census

Ft. Lincoln, Bismarck, North Dakota, the largest WW II internment camp for men in the U.S., housed more than 4000 civilians, mostly of German and Japanese ethnicity, during the war, closing its doors in 1946. This 30 June 1945 census of German Americans and Latin Americans at the camp, gives their names, places of birth, names and addresses of next of kin, as well as alien registration numbers. Although labeled “incomplete”, in a penciled scrawl across the top, more than four hundred and sixty-four men are listed. (The Japanese civilians, although apparently also listed, are not included in these copies.)  NARA, RG 59, State Dept, Special War Problems Division, Entry A1 1357, Subject Files, 1939-1955, Box 190, folder “Fort Lincoln, ND.”