Michael Luick-Thrams on WWII German American Internment

Historian, writer, and lecturer, Michael Luick-Thrams worked with TRACES, a non-profit educational organization created to gather, preserve and present stories of people from the Midwest and Germany or Austria who encountered each other during World War II. Begun in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1985, it closed in 1989.

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Zum Nazi verdammt

German language documentary available online.  Zum Nazi verdammt. Das Schicksal deutschstämmiger US-Familien im 2. Weltkrieg, die in amerikanischen Lagern interniert wurden. Documentation directed by Michaela Kirst for Tangram Films, Deutschland, Bayr. Rundfunk, 2007, 52 Min.  Many interviews conducted in English with voiceovers.  Unfortunately, the online version ends 10 minutes early.  Documentary aired on German and French network […]

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Crystal City Internment Camp Interpretive Panels Dedicated

Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 3:30 P.M., eight new interpretive panels about the Crystal City, TX Internment Camp and the people kept there, were dedicated at the site. The Texas Historical Commission, Zavala County officials, the city of Crystal City, and former internees joined together for a ceremony commemorating the history of the camp and […]

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