Alien Enemies Act of 1918

The U.S. Sedition Act 16 May, 1918 United States, Statutes at Large, Washington, D.C., 1918, Vol. XL, pp 553 ff. A portion of the amendment to Section 3 of the Espionage Act of June 15, 1917. The act was subsequently repealed in 1921. SECTION 3. Whoever, when the United States is at war, shall willfully make […]

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Oral History Interviews of Internment Camp Administrators

California State University, Fullerton has posted some oral history interviews of administrators of WWII camps holding civilians. Amy N. Stannard was the first woman to oversee an internment facility. She worked at Seagoville, Texas, where the first civilian prisoners were women and children brought up from Panama. Abner Schreiber first worked at Ft. Howard, near Baltimore, Maryland. Later he […]

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The Society for Historical Archaeology Features Three Presentations on Internment Camps

A conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology held in Seattle, WA during January 7-10, 2015, had three different presentations about WW II internment camps. “Dark Shadows of the Homefront: Crystal City and Internment During World War II,” by Carroll J. Scogin-Brincefield, “Hygiene, Masculinity, and Imprisonment: The Archaeology of Japanese Internees at Idaho’s Kooskia Internment Camp,” […]

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Former Internees See First Screening of “Children of Internment” in Hollywood

Former internees, families, and friends converged at the Grauman Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, on January 27, 2014, to see the first screening of the documentary, Children of Internment, by Kristina Wagner and Joe Crump. The documentary examines the Alien Enemy Control Program through interviews with former internees, authors, historians, and children of former camp staff. Newsreel clips, […]

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plaque with historical information about the Crystal City, TX Family Internment Camp

Crystal City Family Internment Camp Placed on National Register of Historic Places

On August 1, 2014, the Crystal City Family Internment Camp, which housed thousands of internees of German and Japanese ethnicity from 1942-1948, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, thanks to the efforts of William McWhorter, Program Coordinator, Military Sites Program, History Programs Division, Texas Historical Commission. He and his group were also responsible […]

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overview of a tent "city" behind barbed wire fences

NPS Study Honouliuli

National Park Service News Release Release Date: May 22, 2014 Contacts: PaulDePrey, Superintendent, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, (808)266-0826 Barbara Butler, Study Lead, (415) 623-2311 Draft Special Resource Study Identifies Honouliuli Internment Camp for Potential Inclusion in National Park System Meetings Scheduled for May 27-June 17 to Give the Public an Opportunity to Comment on […]

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German Sailors on the High Desert: a WW II Detention Camp at Fort Stanton

“German Sailors on the High Desert: A WW II Detention Camp at Fort Stanton” was written by Tomas Jaehn, an historian who works as archivist and librarian at the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Published for El Palacio, the oldest museum magazine in the country, it is one of a three-part series on […]

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