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Judgment without Trial: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II

Kashima, Tetsuden. Judgment without Trial: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003. (German and Italian programs also mentioned) Judgment without Trial reveals that long before the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government began making plans for the eventual internment and later incarceration of the Japanese American population. Tetsuden […]

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Undue Process, The Untold Story of America’s German Alien Internees

Krammer, Arnold. Undue Process, The Untold Story of America’s German Alien Internees. Rowman & Littlefield, New York, 1997. “In the first book on this neglected topic, the shocking story of America’s treatment of German aliens during World War II is revealed by prominent historian Arnold Krammer. Using extensive primary research, including interviews with former prisoners and […]

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From the Heart’s Closet–A Young Girl’s World War II Story

Krauter, Anneliese Wiegand. From the Heart’s Closet–A Young Girl’s World War II Story. Schatzi Press McCordsville, IN 2005. After fifty years of silence, Anneliese Krauter has finally told the true story of her family’s experience as German-Americans in the US during World War II. We have often heard the story of Japanese-Americans during that war, but […]

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VANISHED: German American Internment, 1941-48

Luick-Thrams. Michael and staff, VANISHED: German American Internment, 1941-48, (TRACES manual, issued to accompany St. Paul exhibit) TRACES. org 2005. “The U.S. Government interned some 15,000 German American civilians immediately following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, using lists made months in advance. Some of those interned were Nazi sympathizers, but many more (some 4,058) were Latin-American […]

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An Ethnic at Large; A Memoir of America in the Thirties and Forties

Mangione, Jerre G. An Ethnic at Large; A Memoir of America in the Thirties and Forties. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1978. In this autobiography, Mangione (emeritus, English, U. of Pennsylvania) describes his experiences of growing up Sicilian in Rochester, his post-college years living in New York City and Greenwich Village, coming into adulthood in the […]

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Camp Letters: 1942—1945

Nightingale, Robert, author and editor. Camp Letters: 1942—1945. 2011. (A collection of letters between Bruno and Alice Stiller, the author’s grandparents, during Bruno Stiller’s internment.) Bruno Stiller was imprisoned shortly after the United States entered World War Two. He had left his parents’ home in Germany after the last war to start a new life. For the […]

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