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Camp Letters: 1942—1945

Nightingale, Robert, author and editor. Camp Letters: 1942—1945. 2011. (A collection of letters between Bruno and Alice Stiller, the author’s grandparents, during Bruno Stiller’s internment.) Bruno Stiller was imprisoned shortly after the United States entered World War Two. He had left his parents’ home in Germany after the last war to start a new life. For the […]

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The Misplaced American

Potter, Ursula Vogt. The Misplaced American. 1stbooks Library (now Authorhouse), 2003. (a family memoir) On December 9,1941, Karl Vogt, a German national residing in the United States, was abruptly taken from his home near Plaza, Washington by agents of the F.B.I. and eventually sent to internment camps located in North Dakota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and finally Montana. […]

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The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp during WW II

Russell, Jan Jarboe. The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp during WW II. Scribner, 2015. The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated. From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered thousands of civilians […]

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America’s Other Internment: World War II and the making of modern human rights

Seng-hua Mak, Stephen. America’s other internment: World War II and the making of modern human rights, Ph.D. thesis, Northwestern University, 2009. INS internees developed their rights in an international human rights framework, in contrast to Japanese Americans, who pressed their claims within a civil rights context. Neither immigrants to nor citizens of the U.S., INS […]

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