Newly Published: “Port of No Return” by Marilyn Miller

Marilyn Grace Miller, associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University, recently published Port of No Return: Enemy Alien Internment in World War II New Orleans, the story of New Orleans’s key role in the complex secret operation of the United States’ Latin American Enemy Alien Control Program. One of two principal […]

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Newly Published: “Enemies among Us” by John E. Schmitz

John E. Schmitz, Ph.D., son of former internee John Schmitz, has written Enemies among Us: the Relocation, Internment, and Repatriation of German, Italian, and Japanese Americans during the Second World War, now published by the University of Nebraska Press and available for pre-ordering. Enemies Among Us is a comparative analysis of the relocation, internment, and repatriation of […]

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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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“In Our Midst” to be published in April

Dzanc Books is thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of In Our Midst, Nancy Jensen’s powerful follow-up to The Sisters. Jensen’s debut novel was a Kirkus Best Fiction pick of 2011, an Indie Next #1 pick, and an ABA Bestseller for five weeks. Drawing upon a long-suppressed episode in American history, when thousands of German […]

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“American Brush-Off,” a young adult e-book, now available

American Brush-Off, a young adult e-book by Max Willi Fischer, is now available to readers. Loosely based on the experiences of Eb Fuhr, who was taken from his high school and interned with his family for over two years, “…seventeen-year-old Lud Mueller is an All-American boy. He’s got it all—looks, athletic ability, popularity and the […]

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TRACES events in Germany

TRACES, a group focussed on the history of German immigrant experiences in the U.S. announces an upcoming program on U.S. WWII internment in Germany. Michael Luick-Thrams, executive director, announces the events below. Press release: It was wartime on the US home front. She was an American—wasn’t she? Anneliese had been born in New York, of […]

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History of Crystal City Internment Camp now online

Joseph O’Rourke, who commanded the Crystal City, TX Family Internment Camp, wrote this “Historical Narrative of the Crystal City Internment Camp” in 1945, as  the facility was slowly being emptied. The report detailed its establishment, construction, organization and administration, as well internee populations and census numbers, camp life, education and activities, procurement and supply, problems […]

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New Crystal City information posted

Two additional inspection reports on the Crystal City, TX Family Internment Camp, and several lists of internees transferred there during the first days of the camp are now available for viewing. The transfer lists include the first internees in the camp in December 1942, a group of Germans who were expected to help build the […]

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February 1944 M.S. Gripsholm manifest on-line

  On February 15, 1944, the M.S. Gripsholm sailed from the New York harbor to Lisbon, Portugal, with 1,117 civilians of German descent, including children, scheduled to be exchanged for persons held in Germany. Most had been interned in Texas; many were from Latin America. Thanks to Teresa Van Hoy and her students at St. […]

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