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Commemorating Crystal City: The Transnational Dimension of German American Internment Experiences

During World War II the U.S. government interned Japanese, German, and Italian legal U.S. residents and their American-born children and exchanged many of them for American prisoners of war in Europe and the Pacific. This essay investigates stories of former internees at the Crystal City Family Internment Camp in Texas with a particular focus on German Americans. It also examines the transnational repercussions of eviction from Latin American countries and the practice of forced repatriation.

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