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

  John E. Schmitz, Ph.D., son of former internee John Schmitz, and history professor at Northern Virginia Community College, has written Enemies Among Us: the Relocation, Internment, and Repatriation of German, Italian and Japanese Americans during the Second World War. Just published by the University of Nebraska Press, it is available there or at Amazon. “Recent decades have […]

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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 […]

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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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