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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World War II Enemy Aliens Program

World War II Enemy Aliens Program (2009)—National Archives and Records Administration, C-Span Video Library Archivist Lynn Goodsell talks about various aspects of the World War II “enemy alien control” programs and related records available at the National Archives. Besides the well known internment camps in California and Nevada for people of Japanese ancestry, she notes that camps […]

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Fort Stanton: a German Internment Camp

In 1941, German Merchant seamen from the scuttled luxury liner S.S. Columbus found themselves held in the U.S. America was not yet involved in WWII, and Fort Stanton, New Mexico, was chosen to house the 400 plus sailors. (More information about Fort Stanton)

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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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LUDECKE V. WATKINS, 335 U.S. 160 (1948)

U.S. Supreme Court LUDECKE V. WATKINS, 335 U.S. 160 (1948) 335 U.S. 160 LUDECKE v. WATKINS, District Director of Immigration. No. 723. Argued May 3, 4, 1948. Decided June 21, 1948. Rehearing Denied Oct. 11, 1948. See . [ Ludecke v. Watkins  335 U.S. 160 (1948) ] [335 U.S. 160, 161]   Mr. Kurt G. W. Ludecke pro se. […]

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