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from the Heart’s Closet: A Young Girl’s World War II Story, by Anneliese “Lee” Krauter.
is a book which took a lifetime to tell. It spans two
continents and the entire, intense period of the Second World War. It is the
unbelievable life that “Lee” Krauter lived.
A seven-year-old girl, born in
But for what? The most compelling part of the book details mistreatment and betrayal as the family flees to escape being caught in the “Russian Zone.”
The scene changes as the time of conflict ends. Fear is replaced by expectation—and forgiveness. The story becomes a lively and interesting depiction of life in Post-war Germany, full of many unforgettable “characters.” Romance turns into a fairy-tale marriage with her own Joe, life on an Air Force Base causes moments of humor, and finally all of the spunky, determined family returns to a new life, full of hope in the
Loyalty on Trial: One American's
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Where the Clouds Meet the Water by Contag, Kimberly E. and James
A. Grabowska, follows the historical journey of
the German Ecuadorian widower, Ernst Contag, and his four young children from
their home in the South American Andes to Nazi Germany in 1942. Blacklisted as
an enemy alien, Ernst Contag and his children are forcibly repatriated to the
country of Ernst's grandparents as part of a diplomatic exchange arranged by
The book is available at Borders Books, Barnes 'n Noble and through Inkwater (www.inkwaterpress.com). Inkwater Press, 2004. ISBN 1-59299-073-8
The Misplaced American by Ursula Potter (Ursula Vogt Potter),
published by and available through 1stBooks.com
This story begins on December 9,1941, when
Karl Vogt, a German national residing in the United States, was abruptly taken
from his home near Plaza, Washington by agents of the F.B.I. and eventually
sent to internment camps located in North Dakota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and
finally Montana. For nearly two years he was not told what the
“evidence” was against him and he was never told who his accusers
were. Left behind on the family farm, and also subjected to harassment by the
"Enemies" , by John Christgau, A new edition ENEMIES has been released by iUniverse.com. It's available through
their website, as well as the major chain bookstores. This book, one of
the first, if not the first book, to open the door to many researchers and
others, noting that others, besides Japanese Americans were interned in the
Art's book, The Prison Called Hohenasperg:
An American boy betrayed by his Government during World War II,
Universal Publishers (uPublish.com), FL., 1999. ISBN
1-58112-832-0. A synopsis of the book is included at the foregoing
link. [6-3-99] To
learn more about Hohenasperg click here
Click here» Reviews of The Prison Called Hohenasperg...
Arthur D. Jacobs is the coeditor with Joseph E. Fallon of the World War Two Experience, The Internment of German-Americans Volume IV of the five volume German-Americans in the World Wars. This work is published by K.G. Saur,
The documents for this work were obtained as the result of more than ten years of research. The majority of the material in this volume was obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration, Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A few of the documents were obtained from the private files of former internees. The research of this work was enhanced by the help from former internees, Americans of German heritage. The research continues. It is a slow process because the time it takes for many of the government agencies to respond to Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOI/PA) request.
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Undue Process, The Untold Story of America's German Alien Internees by Arnold Krammer the author of the highly acclaimed Nazi Prisoners of War in
Professor Arnold Krammer's book, Undue Process, has been published in the German language. Die Internierten Deutschen, Feindliche Ausländer in den USA 1941 - 1947, Universitas Verlag Tübingen, 1998. ISBN 3-924-898-24-3
The serious student of internment of German Americans in the
PILGRIMS OF WAR,
A novel by Carl Veno and future motion picture,
A story based on real events from history.
It's 1941, the Japanese have just attacked Pearl Harbor and those Italian American and German American and Japanese American families are being sent to US internment camps. Amid this upheaval is Doctor Magdalena Russo, an Italian doctor on a passenger ship caught in the conflict. She would spend the next three years in internment camps. Her struggle to get back to her homeland takes her on a voyage of confinement, loneliness, fear and sometimes love.
Essay Rebuttal: This link contains a rebuttal to a Review Essay by Jeffrey Sammons in the Winter 1998 issue of the German Quarterly, a publication of the American Association of Teachers of German.
Lingua Franca in its October 1998 issue published an article by Vicki Hsueh entitled, The Enemy Within. Our comments concerning Hsueh's article may be found at Open Letter to the Editor of Lingua Franca .
The capricious nature of the so-called 'Selective' Internment of German Enemy Aliens: the strange but true, and also more typical than you want to believe story of German-Jewish émigré Kurt Sanger. A recent [5-10-98] paper presentation by Professor John Heitmann.
The Censored History of Internment Reprinted from the February 1998 issue of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture.
Years of Silence, reprinted from the Summer 1997, University of Dayton Quarterly
Updated November 17, 2012