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America's invisible gulag : a biography of German American internment & exclusion in World War II : memory and history

Author: Stephen Fox
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2000.
Series: New German-American studies, v. 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the least-known aspects of World War II is the internment of German "enemy aliens" in the United States. This narrative goes beyond other internment studies in its use of internee interviews and access to justice and War Department personnel files.
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Biographies
Oral histories
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fox, Stephen, 1938-
America's invisible gulag.
New York : Peter Lang, ©2000
(OCoLC)606373928
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Fox
ISBN: 0820449148 9780820449142
OCLC Number: 42780552
Description: xxiv, 379 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The seekers: "They had burnt their bridges" / Shirley Malcolm and John Voelkel Jr. --
The proscribed: "We had to get away from there" / Otto Orenstein and Dr. Otto Trott --
The activists: "I liked the music and the marching" / Alfred Krakau [and others] --
Home of the good shepherd: "We got no sleep that night" / Shirley Malcolm, Anna Schafer, and Carl Tiemann --
Heartland: "One guy was playing with his pistol" / Melicent Friedrich, Eberhard Fuhr, and Alfred Krakau --
East: "Would you shoot him?" / Werner John, Amelia Price, and Ruth Hood --
West: "Precisely the material out of which saboteurs come" / Elsie Fox and Dr. Otto Trott --
Hawaii: "It's cheaper to watch you guys in a camp" / Griffith Conradt [and others] --
The Jew: "He had no use whatever for me" / Dr. Julius Maier --
The businessman: "This is also a commercial war" / Siegfried Hamann --
"These guards have orders to shoot to kill" / Ted and BarbaraDreier [and others] --
Ft. Lincoln: "To pass the time we dug tunnels" / Werner John, Alfred Krakau, and Elsie Fox --
Crystal City: "I had a good time" / Alfred Plaschke [and others] --
"You're up against it" / Carl Tiemann, Clenoa de Gaston, and Paul de Gaston --
"By the use of force if necessary" --
"His antagonistic, arrogant and belligerent, Germanic attitude" / Heinz Arens [and others] --
"You can catch the last ferry" / Shirley Malcolm, Carl Tiemann, and Werner John --
West and Hawaii: "They drove up in a big white Cadillac" / Dr. Otto Trott [and others] --
To Germany: "Germany is in the middle of a war!" / Amelia Price [and others] --
Reprieve: "I saw how democracy works" / Eberhard Fuhr and Alfred Krakau --
To South America: "This life certainly isn't worth living" / Hans Jung and Helen Hackenberg --
East: "God, please don't let me lead a dull life!" / Amelia Price [and others] --
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow: "One ever feels this twoness."
Series Title: New German-American studies, v. 23.
Responsibility: Stephen Fox.

Abstract:

"One of the least-known aspects of World War II is the internment of German "enemy aliens" in the United States. This narrative goes beyond other internment studies in its use of internee interviews and access to justice and War Department personnel files.

Fox concludes that rather than offering a reasonable assessment of the aliens' danger to United States internal security, the Justice Department incarcerated them - and excluded several hundred United States citizens - because of their German backgrounds, alleged disloyal statements and associations, socioeconomic class, or their characters and personalities."--Jacket.

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