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Memorial Planning Conference Held at United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, North Dakota    

May 30-June 2, 2010—Public Law 109-441 authorized the National Park Service to create a program to encourage and support the preservation and interpretation of historic confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.  Pursuant to this program, a grant was awarded to the United Tribes Technical College (“UTTC”), now owners of the former […]

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“Ellis Island: Where it All Began”

On December 8, 2009, the 68th anniversary of the internment of the first German Americans under the U. S. Government’s Alien Enemy Control Program, the German World Alliance, in co-operation with the National Park Service and the support of the German American Internee Coalition, Maj. Arthur D. Jacobs of, the Steuben Society and many other German-American organizations, hosted […]

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National Park Service Announces Japanese American Confinement Sites Grants

April 2009—The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that Japanese American Confinement Sites grant applications are now available for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. Grants will be awarded to organizations and entities working to preserve historic Japanese American confinement sites and their history, […]

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Congressional Hearing Reviews the U.S. Wartime Treatment of German Americans and German Latin Americans 

On March 19, 2009, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, chaired by Representative Zoe Lofgren (CA-16) joined by Ranking Member Steven King (IA-5), convened a hearing focused on the U.S. treatment of European Americans and Latin Americans, Japanese Latin Americans, and Jewish refugees during World […]

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House Subcommittee Hearing on Wartime Treatment Study Act Scheduled for March 19, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Wartime Treatment Study Act (H.R. 1425/S. 564), was introduced on March 10, 2009. The Immigration Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing on this bipartisan legislation for Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 12 P.M. in 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. If passed, The Wartime Treatment Study Act would establish two fact-finding […]

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HEARTLAND, a play on German American Internment, Premieres at MiraCosta College

November 2008— MiraCosta College Theatre Presents World Premiere Award Winning Play* Heartland By Anita Yellin Simons & Lauren Simon Based on true stories of German-American families during WWII, Heartland explores what can happen when fear and prejudice pit neighbor against neighbor in times of war. After the family patriarch dies, a widow and her children struggle to […]

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Whose America? Who’s American? Diversity, Civil Liberties, and Social Justice?

July 3-6, 2008 What: Whose America? Who’s American? Diversity, Civil Liberties, and Social Justice? A National Conference presented by the Japanese American National Museum will examine the connections between the Japanese American experience and the historical and contemporary issues surrounding democracy and civil rights. When: July 3-6, 2008 Where: Denver, Colorado Why: Gather your friends and family from across the […]

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NPS Grant Hearings

National Park Service Establishing Grant Proposal Criteria for Japanese American Confinement Site Legislation 2007—In 2006, President Bush signed into law a bill which authorizes the National Park Service to spend up to $38 million to preserve historically significant Japanese American World War II confinement sites. Ten War Relocation Authority camps, such as Tule Lake, Heart […]

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2007 Crystal City Reunion

THE SECOND NATIONAL REUNION OF GERMAN AMERICAN WORLD WAR II INTERNEE FAMILIES IN CRYSTAL CITY, TEXAS November 6 — November 9, 2007 The second reunion of German American World War II internees was held in Crystal City, Texas from November 6 through November 9, 2007. The reunion was organized by former Crystal City internee, John A. Schmitz, and […]

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2007 Crystal City Reunion Narrative

REPORT: NOVEMBER 2007 CRYSTAL CITY INTERNMENT CAMP RE-UNION By: Anneliese “Lee” (Wiegand) Krauter Author of “From the Heart’s Closet—A Young Girl’s World War II Story” A re-union of some of the last remaining German/American internees of the Crystal City Family Internment Camp, Crystal City, Texas, happened on November 6th – 9th, 2007. It was the […]

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