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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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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