By Margret S. de Oliveira Castro— Friedrich Walter Schlösser was jailed in El Salvador, interned in the USA, and deported to Germany. He always maintained he had been the victim of an illegal international kidnapping. Born in Hamburg on July 2, 1902, he was only 12 years old when the first World War began. At […]
Download the National Register of Historic Places nomination Crystal City, Texas (PDF)
Download & View the Crystal City Family Internment Camp – interpretive panels (PDF)
Letter requesting transfer of funds, Kenedy, Texas, 27 May 1942—John Deche Download: Camp Kenedy John Deche ltr
Letter requesting transfer of funds, Kenedy, Texas, 9 July 1942—Enea Carozzi
Report on traveling conditions of group of German citizens from Costa Rica, 22 Feb 1943: from folder 383.7, Camp Crystal City, NARA (exact location is being investigated) — Mention is made of “Negro members of the ship’s personnel” on page 2; that description was not considered a racial slur at the time. (provided by Frances […]
1947 Immigration and Naturalization letter offering thirty day parole to internees who leave the U.S. on their own (provided by an internee)
Crystal City, Texas Internment Camp List of Births—courtesy Anita O’Brien, whose parents Johann and Hilda Schmeelk, had a daughter, Evelyn, while interned there. In addition, Dilys Neugebauer was born in the camp on March 5, 1946.