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The Misplaced American

Potter, Ursula Vogt. The Misplaced American. 1stbooks Library (now Authorhouse), 2003. (a family memoir) On December 9,1941, Karl Vogt, a German national residing in the United States, was abruptly taken from his home near Plaza, Washington by agents of the F.B.I. and eventually sent to internment camps located in North Dakota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and finally Montana. […]

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The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp during WW II

Russell, Jan Jarboe. The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp during WW II. Scribner, 2015. The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated. From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered thousands of civilians […]

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

Schmitz, John Eric. Enemies Among Us: The Relocation and Repatriation of German, Italian and Japanese Americans During the Second World War, The American University, 2007, Ph.D. dissertation # 3273603, available through ProQuest, 300 North Zeeb Road, PO Box 1346, Ann Arbor Michigan, 48106-1346, or 1-800-521-0600 ext 7044 (order desk). Enemies Among Us is a comparative […]

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America’s Other Internment: World War II and the making of modern human rights

Seng-hua Mak, Stephen. America’s other internment: World War II and the making of modern human rights, Ph.D. thesis, Northwestern University, 2009. INS internees developed their rights in an international human rights framework, in contrast to Japanese Americans, who pressed their claims within a civil rights context. Neither immigrants to nor citizens of the U.S., INS […]

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German-Americans in the World Wars

Tolzmann, Don H., ed. German-Americans in the World Wars. München: K.G. Saur. The World War Two Experience: The Internment of German-Americans, vol. 4, 1995. Representing one-fourth of the population, German-Americans constitute the largest ethnic element, according to the U.S. Census, with well over 60 million people claiming German heritage. In twenty-six states, they comprise at least […]

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The Informers

Vásquez, Juan Gabriel. The Informers. Riverhead, 2009. (historical fiction) From the author of The Sound of Things Falling, a “brilliant new novel” (New York Times Book Review) and one of the most buzzed about books of the year! “One of the most original new voices of Latin American literature.” — Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the Nobel Prize […]

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