HR 1425 Reported out of U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee

The German American Internee Coalition is thrilled that on October 21, 2009, the Wartime Treatment Study Act made a huge step toward passage when it was reported favorably out of the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. The bipartisan vote was 19-7, including two Republicans. With this action, HR 1425 is now set for passage […]

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Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Issues Day of Remembrance Letter

On February 4, 2009, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) issued its annual Day of Remembrance letter to Day of Remembrance participants. The concluding paragraph of the letter states: It has been over two decades since the enactment of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 in which Congress and the president recognized the egregious […]

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National Day of Rememberance

The first federal legislation to pass which specifically mentioned the internment of German Americans and Latin Americans was introduced by Rep. Mike Honda as House Resolution 56. It passed in March 2004. It called for a National Day of Remembrance on February 19, the date of the signing of Executive Order 9066. The National Day […]

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Las Posesiones

Alvarado Quesada, Carlos. Las Posesiones. San José, Costa Rica: Editorial Uruk, April 2012. (a novel) Las Posesiones takes place at a time following the entry of the United States in World War II, when governments of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, set up internment camps to confine the Germans, Italians, Japanese and their descendants. Within the novel, the […]

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