July 11, 1943 Inspection Report on Crystal City, TX Internment Camp

Representatives of neutral nations oversaw the U.S. internment camps, inspecting facilities and checking on internees’ well-being. In this report, Jose M. Garay, representing the Spanish Embassy in Washington, DC, in charge of Japanese interests in the continental U.S., and Ralph J. Blake, Department of State, Special Division, report on their visit. NARA RG 59, State Dept, Spec War Prob Div, E 1352, Insp Rpts on WRC, 1942-46, Box 19, Crystal City (courtesy of Martin Huwart, with NARA researcher Satu Haase-Webb)