26 Jan 1944 letter from J. L. O’Rourke, Officer in Charge at Crystal City to W. F. Kelly, Assistant Commissioner for Alien Control, listing the German internees’ desires regarding repatriation to Germany or Latin America
Crystal City, Texas Family Internment Camp map annotated by former internee Werner Ulrich—includes plot plans, drawings of building types, and location of work areas, as well as lists of internees held in the camp, births, and deaths. There are lists of staff, including teachers and medical personnel. Which cottage each interned family lived in is also shown.
University of Texas, San Antonio 1979 oral history interviews with personnel of the Crystal City, Texas Internment Camp—Superintendent of Schools, R. C. Tate, George Ferris, guard, Margaret N. Williams, secretary, Mona Bizzell Baskin, office employee (choice of transcript or audio on the right)
University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Digital Collections have numerous photographs of Crystal City, Camp Kenedy, and Seagoville internment camps, as well as some audio and video interviews.
Texas Historical Commission: Japanese, German, and Italian American and Latin American Internment
The Fuhr Family Story My Internment by the US Government By Eberhard E. Fuhr © 2006 My parents, Carl and Anna Fuhr, immigrated to the U.S. in 1927 and 1928. My father came in 1927, and my mother, along with my older brother, Julius and me, immigrated in 1928. We settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. My […]
My name is Bernard Levermann. My parents Kaethe and Bernard emigrated to the US from Northern Germany in the late 1920’s. I was born on June 25th, 1941 at New York Hospital. During World War II my family was interned in Crystal City, Texas. Because I was only a baby at the time I do […]
The Eiserloh Story Mathias and Johanna Eiserloh met in Johanna’s hometown of Idstein, Germany after WWI, where Mathias was a civil engineering student. They shared a dream of emigrating to America and did so in 1922. They brought with them the hopes and dreams held by most immigrants to this country—to live, work and raise a […]