Paul and Gertrude Schneider

Schneider Story

A Mother Interned, A Family Left Behind Gertrude Anna Schneider, an interned German immigrant Paul Schneider, an excluded naturalized German America citizen As told to eldest daughter, Vilma Schneider Ralston in March 1983 Gertrude Anna Schneider, began life in Backnang, Germany (near Stuttgart) on September 25, 1908….first child of Johann and Luise Grokenberger. Her first […]

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Voester parents, 1942

Voester Story

The Voester Family Story As told by Kurt Voester (son) Being a German “enemy alien” at the beginning of WW II was not a desirable position to be in. Here is the story of what happened to a San Francisco family in which the immigrant German parents were long time residents but not citizens of […]

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Proclamation 2655

Presidential Proclamation — Removal of Alien Enemies — No. 2655 July 14, 1945 WHEREAS it is provided by Section 21 of Title 50 of the United States Code [11 F. C. A., tit. 50, § 21] as follows: “Whenever there is a declared war between the United States and any foreign nation or government, or […]

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Proclamation 2527

Presidential Proclamation — Alien Enemies — Italians WHEREAS it is provided by Section 21 of Title 50 of the United States Code [11 F. C. A., tit. 50, § 21] as follows: “Whenever there is a declared war between the United States and any foreign nation or government, or any invasion or predatory incursion is […]

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Proclamation 2526

Presidential Proclamation 2526 — Alien Enemies — Germans WHEREAS it is provided by Section 21 of Title 50 of the United States Code [11 F. C. A., tit. 50, § 21] as follows: “Whenever there is a declared war between the United States and any foreign nation or government, or any invasion or predatory incursion […]

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Alien Enemies Act of 1798

ALIEN ENEMIES ACT TITLE 50–WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE ALIEN ENEMIES 50 USC 21-24 Section 21. Restraint, regulation, and removal. 22. Time allowed to settle affairs and depart. 23. Jurisdiction of United States courts and judges. 24. Duties of marshals. Sec. 21. Restraint, regulation, and removal Whenever there is a declared war between the United States […]

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Proclamation 2525

Presidential Proclamation 2525 — Alien Enemies — Japanese WHEREAS it is provided by Section 21 of Title 50 of the United States Code [11 F. C. A., tit. 50, sect. 21] as follows: “Whenever there is a declared war between the United States and any foreign nation or government, or any invasion or predatory incursion […]

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Executive Order 9066

Franklin D. Roosevelt Executive Order 9066 Authorizing the Secretary of War to Prescribe Military Areas February 19, 1942 WHEREAS, the successful prosecution of the war requires every possible protection against espionage and against sabotage to national defense material, national defense premises and national defense utilities as defined in Section 4, Act of April 20, 1918, […]

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Proclamation 2685

Presidential Proclamation — Removal of Alien Enemies — No. 2685 April 10, 1946   By the President of the United States of America A ProclamationWhereas sections 4067 and 4068 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (50 U.S.C. 21 and 22) make provision relative to the restraint and removal from the United States of alien […]

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Proclamation 2662

Presidential Proclamation — Removal of Alien Enemies — No. 2662 September 8, 1945 By the President of the United States of America A ProclamationWhereas section 4067 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (50 U.S.C. 21) makes provision relative to the restraint and removal from the United States of alien enemies in the interest of […]

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