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 the Angel Island Immigration Museum in San Francisco Bay on October 1, 2022. There will be a panel presentation that day with guest speakers Lawrence Distasi, Italian American Studies Assn./Western Regional Chapter, Dr. Sigrid Toye, German American Internee […]

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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 Rights (IACHR) published its verdict in the case Isamu Carlos “Art” Shibayma vs United States, holding that the U.S. government owes redress to brothers Art, Tak and Ken Shibayama for human rights violations perpetrated on them […]

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Recent broadcast features John E. Schmitz, author of “Enemies Among Us”

“With Good Reason,” Virginia Humanities Radio, aired an hour-long program called “Legacies of World War II” on May 6, 2022. John E. Schmitz, author of Enemies Among Us, was interviewed in one segment about his family’s three-year internment in Crystal City, Texas and about the many German and Italian immigrants who were also incarcerated and repatriated during WWII.

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Justice Denied: an Historical Sojourn

Wendel, Joe. Bloomington, Indiana: Archway Publishing, 2017. Dr. Joe Wendel writes a wide-ranging history of German and German Americans, focused on providing insights into the two World Wars from the viewpoint of a German American who lived in Austria during WWII. Justice Denied offers compelling facts, interpretations, and points of view unfamiliar to most Americans, including […]

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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 Japanese American relocation during WWII, students in Teresa Van Hoy’s history classes at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, gathered on-campus February 19, 2022 to honor German Americans and Latin Americans who were similarly imprisoned. […]

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Commemorating Tuna Canyon Detention Station

On December 2, 2021, Adam Schiff, a California delegate to the House of Representatives, spoke to the Congressional Record, recognizing the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station in California and commending the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition for their work “to preserve and document the historical site and the story […]

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Introducing New Board Member

We are so pleased to announce that Sigrid Banzhaf Toye, PhD, has joined our Board. Sigrid’s father, Eugen Banzhaf, was interned for several years during WWII, before being released on parole. She is an educational and behavior therapist in private practice and holds a PhD in clinical psychology. Her volunteer work include board membership of […]

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Enemies Among Us: the Relocation, Internment & Repatriation of German, Italian & Japanese Americans During the Second World War

Schmitz, John E. Enemies Among Us: the Relocation, Internment & Repatriation of German, Italian & Japanese Americans During the Second World War. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2021. In Enemies among Us John E. Schmitz examines the causes, conditions, and consequences of America’s selective relocation and internment of its own citizens and enemy aliens, […]

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