Query to historians: Material on German-American Internment in WWII?


Historians, help me out: What do you know about the internment of German Americans and Italian Americans during World War II?

The website of the German-American Internee Coalition lists several sources, and it has a lengthy set of lesson plans (too much for use in Texas, I fear). Is this information accurate? Has anyone used it in a classroom, and can you tell us your experience? Is there a mention of this in your world history or U.S. history text?

Please respond in comments.

Gate and guard tower at Fort Lincoln, ND, intern site for German-Americans and othersPhoto: At sunset, the gate and guard tower at Fort Lincoln, North Dakota, where German-Americans and Japanese-Americans were interned during World War II. From the John Christgau Collection of photos; courtesy the site at the German-American Internee Coalition (GAIC).

One Response to Query to historians: Material on German-American Internment in WWII?

  1. Randy Houser says:

    My grandfather, an artist, was interned between 1941 and 1945. He was a german, married to an american. He was arrested without warrant and through the FOIPA we have obtained documents about his internment. I have written a 70+ page timeline, using primarily citations from his FBI documents.

    You can email with any questions you may have.

    Randy

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