Educating the public about our WW II internment has been a primary goal since the German American Internee Coalition was founded in 2005. Our members have participated in conferences, lectures, and book talks. We’ve worked on projects to develop exhibits and preserve historical internment sites.  We’ve been interviewed for newspaper articles, books, and documentaries. Here are some of those events, past and present.

The Enemy Alien Files: Hidden Stories of World War II exhibit to open Oct. 1, 2022

An updated version of the “The Enemy Alien Files: Hidden Stories of World War II” exhibit begins its tour at […]

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U.S. Government Found Liable for WWII Human Rights Violations

Grace Shimizu, director of Campaign For Justice: Redress NOW For Japanese Latin Americans! recently announced that the Inter-American Commission on Human […]

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National Day of Remembrance ceremony

Disturbed that the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC planned a February 2022 three-day commemoration focused solely on […]

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Gripsholm event held February 14-15, 2019 in N.Y.C. and New Jersey

  Twelve former child internees, as well as families and friends, commemorated the 75th anniversary of German-American prisoner exchange during […]

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St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, hosted "Day of Remembrance" for German American WWII internment

On Friday, October 25, 2018, “Day of Remembrance” events were held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of internment of German […]

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"Only the Oaks Remain" exhibit in San Francisco

“Only the Oaks Remain: The story of Tuna Canyon Detention Station” in WW II, is on display from June 9, […]

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Ft. Lincoln, ND Civil Liberties Justice Center One Step Closer

The United Tribes Technical College, whose campus encompasses the former Fort Lincoln Internment Camp near Bismarck, North Dakota, has completed […]

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Santa Barbara Historical Museum to host two exhibits about internment

The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is hosting two exhibits on WW II detention and internment in the area. Only the […]

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Algiers, Louisiana Alien Detention Station featured in documentary

Published May 24, 2017, “Camp of the Innocents” is a documentary film about the Camp Algiers Alien Detention Station in […]

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Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition Receives New Funding

On June 8, 2017, the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition was awarded $54,000 by the National Park Service, which administers […]

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Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park Hosts Enemy Alien Program Presentations

Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California, hosted three programs in the Fall of 2015 dealing […]

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Friends of Texas Historical Commission Receive NPS Grant

In June 2015, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission received $16,000 from the National Park Service, which administers the Japanese Confinement […]

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Tuna Canyon Coalition Receives NPS Grant

In June 2015, the San Fernando Valley Japanese Community Center, Pacoima, California, and the Community Center’s Tuna Canyon Detention Station […]

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The Society for Historical Archaeology Features Three Presentations on Internment Camps

A conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology held in Seattle, WA during January 7-10, 2015, had three different presentations […]

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Former Internees See First Screening of "Children of Internment" in Hollywood

Former internees, families, and friends converged at the Grauman Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, on January 27, 2014, to see […]

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Crystal City Family Internment Camp Placed on National Register of Historic Places

On August 1, 2014, the Crystal City Family Internment Camp, which housed thousands of internees of German and Japanese ethnicity from […]

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NPS Study Honouliuli

National Park Service News Release Release Date: May 22, 2014 Contacts: PaulDePrey, Superintendent, World War II Valor in the Pacific National […]

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HR 1425 Reported out of U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee

The German American Internee Coalition is thrilled that on October 21, 2009, the Wartime Treatment Study Act made a huge […]

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Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Issues Day of Remembrance Letter

On February 4, 2009, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) issued its annual Day of Remembrance letter to Day […]

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Tuna Canyon Detention Station (TCDS) Coalition Hosts First Multicultural Panel, "Discovering History in Your Own Backyard,"

On March 30, 2014, the Tuna Canyon Detention Station (TCDS) Coalition hosted its first multicultural panel, “Discovering History in Your Own […]

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Crystal City, TX Internment Site Archeological Survey

April 2013—William McWhorter, historian with the Texas Historical Commission, reports: “The Texas Historical Commission’s archeological survey of two sites of […]

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Internment Presentation at Kurt Vonnegut Library in Indianapolis

On January 26, 2013, Eb Fuhr (Palatine IL), Frances Ott Allen (Cinncinnati, OH), Alfred Wohlpart (Oak Ridge, TN), and Anneliese […]

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Crystal City Internment Camp Interpretive Panels Dedicated

Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 3:30 P.M., eight new interpretive panels about the Crystal City, TX Internment Camp and the […]

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Second Memorial Planning Session Held at United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, ND

A small group gathered January 16-17, 2011 at the United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) facilities, the site of the Fort […]

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Reunion and Picnic

A reunion and picnic for former internees and their families was held August 28, 2010 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Anneliese Krakau, […]

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Memorial Planning Conference Held at United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, North Dakota    

May 30-June 2, 2010—Public Law 109-441 authorized the National Park Service to create a program to encourage and support the preservation […]

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"Ellis Island: Where it All Began"

On December 8, 2009, the 68th anniversary of the internment of the first German Americans under the U. S. Government’s […]

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National Park Service Announces Japanese American Confinement Sites Grants

April 2009—The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that Japanese American Confinement Sites grant applications are now available for the […]

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Congressional Hearing Reviews the U.S. Wartime Treatment of German Americans and German Latin Americans 

On March 19, 2009, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, […]

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House Subcommittee Hearing on Wartime Treatment Study Act Scheduled for March 19, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Wartime Treatment Study Act (H.R. 1425/S. 564), was introduced on March 10, 2009. The Immigration Subcommittee of […]

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HEARTLAND, a play on German American Internment, Premieres at MiraCosta College

November 2008— MiraCosta College Theatre Presents World Premiere Award Winning Play* Heartland By Anita Yellin Simons & Lauren Simon Based on true […]

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Whose America? Who's American? Diversity, Civil Liberties, and Social Justice?

July 3-6, 2008 What: Whose America? Who’s American? Diversity, Civil Liberties, and Social Justice? A National Conference presented by the Japanese American […]

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NPS Grant Hearings

National Park Service Establishing Grant Proposal Criteria for Japanese American Confinement Site Legislation 2007—In 2006, President Bush signed into law […]

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2007 Crystal City Reunion


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2007 Crystal City Reunion Narrative

REPORT: NOVEMBER 2007 CRYSTAL CITY INTERNMENT CAMP RE-UNION By: Anneliese “Lee” (Wiegand) Krauter Author of “From the Heart’s Closet—A Young […]

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San Mateo Enemy Alien Conference and Drama Night

April 28, 2007 Successful San Mateo Enemy Alien Conference and Drama Night “I intend to take the teachers syllabus and […]

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San Mateo Enemy Alien Conference and Drama Night Announced

April 2007 HIDDEN STORIES OF WORLD WAR II: A Conference on Enemy Alien Restrictions and Internment and FREEDOM LOST: Three […]

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Vanished Tours Begin | Traveling Exhibit Tells Unknown Story of German-American Civilian Internment in the United States during World War II

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fall 2006 Contact person: Eric Brandt at 651.292.8700 or .   Traveling Exhibit Tells Unknown Story of German-American Civilian Internment […]

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Manzanar National Historic Site will host the "Enemy Alien Files, Hidden Stories of World War II"

Manzanar National Historic Site News Release 661 N. Edwards Street Independence, CA 93526 For Immediate Release: May 20, 2006 Contact: Richard […]

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The German American Internee Coalition Awarded California Civil Liberties Education Project Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2006 The German American Internee Coalition (GAIC) has been advised by the California Civil Liberties […]

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