WWII Internment Camp, ‘Camp Algiers’, Louisiana, held Jews, too

WWNO, a radio station in New Orleans, LA, featured the WWII history of Camp Algiers, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, in a two part podcast. During the WWII years, this facility served as a receiving and detention station for Latin Americans, including Jews, brought to the U.S. for internment and exchange. Thanks to producer and presenter […]

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1942 Camp Kenedy, Texas census now on-line

Are you looking for a loved one you believe was interned in the United States? Thanks to Martin Huwart, with the help of independent researcher Satu Haase-Webb, we now have the 31 Oct 1942 Camp Kenedy census posted on our website. Most of the men held in this detention center were from Latin America. Many of them were […]

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2016 Immigration Law Lecture Series (1 of 3)

October 4, 2016—In the first lecture of a three-part series from the Office of Vince Ryan, Harris County Attorney, and the Harris County Law Library, nationally-recognized immigration law expert, Charles C. Foster, discussed the legal aspects of the immigrants and U.S. citizens detained at Crystal City, Texas, with welcome from Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan […]

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2016 Immigration Law Lecture Series (2 of 3)

October 11, 2016—Former U.S. Ambassador Chase Untermeyer is joined by Special Assistant County Attorney Terence O’Rourke to discuss foreign policy aspects of the immigration issues facing detainees at the Crystal City camp and correlated case studies. This is lecture 2 of 3 in the 2016 Immigration Law Lecture Series from the Harris County Law Library […]

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New information about Camp Kenedy, Texas Internment Camp

Thanks to Martin Huwart, who contacted GAIC about finding records of his great-uncle, interned in the U.S. from Haiti. He, with the help of independent researcher Satu Haase-Webb, found and shared with us a number of documents and photographs about Camp Kenedy, Texas, one of the two internment camps his great-uncle was in. (Camp Kenedy […]

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Lists of Names

Website visitors searching for more information about the U.S. internment programs of WW II will be interested in our numerous lists of internees, especially it they are wondering whether their family members were interned and if so, where. Besides offering help requesting records from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the German American Internee Coalition collected these lists […]

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Were Jews interned by the U.S.?

Yes. In a Feb 1943 letter exchange between Jewish internees being held at Camp Kenedy, Texas and W. Bruppacher, Department of German Interests, Legation of Switzerland, charged with camp inspection and oversight of internees of German ethnicity, they express concerns about finances, censorship, and the difficulties of living “close to our worst enemies.” NARA RG 59, State Dept, Special […]

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1942 Fort Sam Houston, Texas, internee list available

Recently a 1942 list of internees held in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, was made available to our organization by Martin Huwart, who contacted us about uncovering the internment history of his great-uncle. With the help of independent researcher Satu Haase-Webb, a number of documents were found and shared with GAIC. The men listed here were all being held […]

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Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition Receives New Funding

On June 8, 2017, the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition was awarded $54,000 by the National Park Service, which administers grants from the Japanese Confinement Sites Grants Program. These funds will be used to continue their work documenting the history of the Detention Station and the people who were held there during WW II. Planning […]

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