Calls for Review of German Internment – HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES H. R. 1357

On July 31, 2008, the House of Representatives unanimously passed House Resolution 1357 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, pursuant to persons of Japanese descent held in War Relocation Authority camps received reparations and an apology from the US Government. Among other things, pursuant to this historic resolution, the House resolved to “review the wartime treatment of Latin Americans of Japanese descent, German Americans, and of Italian Americans, to determine whether they should also receive an apology and reparations similar to that provided in the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 for Japanese Americans interned during World War II.” (Read the House floor discussion transcript accompanying the passage of H. Res. 1357 as it appears in the Congressional Record.)