—Martial Law—

Internment in Hawaii

U.S. Citizen Internees

Berg family in 1902

Berg Story

Internment of German Americans in Hawaii under Martial Law By: Doris Berg Nye—My Memories of the War Years My parents […]

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Smith Story

  Alfred and Susan Schmidt married in Germany in 1932, moved to the U.S. the following year, eventually working their […]

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—The Enemy Alien Control Program—

United States Resident Internees

U.S. Resident Internees

Banzhaf Story

  My parents Emmy Elfriede and Eugen Banzhaf’s lives included two world wars, the severe inflation in Europe during the […]

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Heitmann Story

“Untrue and Unjust Accusations”1 As told by John Heitmann, Ph.D — Son History and past memories, especially recent past memories, […]

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Neupert Story

The Neupert Family Story My father and mother, George Neupert and Emma Hoechner Neupert, were both born in Germany. My […]

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3 rows of children, boys and girls, with their teacher

Reseneder Story

The Reseneder Family Internment Story My mother, Charlotte Reseneder Dimmling, her sister, Othilia “Tilly” Reseneder Busse and my grandparents were […]

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sketch of Crystal City Internment Camp with child in foreground

Scheibe Story

On the 8th of November, 2002, my brother (Egon Scheibe Jr.) and I (Erika Scheibe Seus) went on a journey […]

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Schmitz family, parents with four children

The Schmitz Family Story

  We have all read about the mass relocation of about 120,000 Japanese from the west coast shortly after Pearl […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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profile and head-on photos of Karl Vogt, with "Sheriff's Office, Spokane, Wash." and date on sign in front of him-standard "mug shot"

Vogt Story

The Karl Vogt Story The following are excerpts/condensations of portions of the book, THE MISPLACED AMERICAN, which was compiled and […]

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Interned With Family in The Military

Greis mother with 4 sons

Greis Story

The Greis Story — Interned with Sons in the US Military My parents, Peter Joseph and Franziska Greis, were born […]

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Interned after War's End

Fuhr family photo in Crystal City, TX

Fuhr Story

The Fuhr Family Story My Internment by the US Government By Eberhard E. Fuhr © 2006 My parents, Carl and […]

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Internee Laborers

small group of internees work on the railroad

Ebel Story

Max Ebel, a German Immigrant’s Story Max Ebel, a U.S. resident German alien, was interned from September 1942 until June […]

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man, woman, adult daughter

Herrmann Story

“The Hard Way to Become a Citizen” As told to grandson, Michael Murphy The reality of World War II came […]

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Repatriated & Exchanged Families

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Levermann Story

My name is Bernard Levermann. My parents Kaethe and Bernard emigrated to the US from Northern Germany in the late […]

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Eiserloh family

Eiserloh Story

The Eiserloh Story Mathias and Johanna Eiserloh met in Johanna’s hometown of Idstein, Germany after WWI, where Mathias was a […]

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parents with 2 small boys

The Grabers

The Grabers, two young boys and their German-born parents, lived in New Jersey in an apartment building owned by a […]

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U.S. Residents; a Japanese Family

Inouye family 1943

Inouye Memoir

Hisao Inouye’s Story   While our website is about German American and Latin American residents interned during WW II, we […]

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