February 2017 Statement

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 […]

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The German American Internee Coalition formed in 2005 to educate the public about our experiences, after United States officials declared U.S. and Latin American civilians of German background “enemy aliens” during WWII.

Feared collectively because of our German ethnicity, our civil liberties were abused by the U.S. government. Similar indiscriminate presumptions should not be made today. Ethnicity, religion, nationality, or appearance is not enough to declare whole groups of people unwelcome in the United States.