This is a start page for documents and photographs
pertaining to the civilian internees of war reunion at Crystal City,
Texas on November 8, 9, and 10, 2002--sixty years after the
internment camp was opened by the Immigration and Naturalization
Service (INS) of the Department of Justice.
Resolution of the City Council of Crystal City
Resolution of the Zavala County [TX] Commissioners
Resolution of Tracy King, Texas State Representative
Paul Grayber Speech
Letter to Editor of the Zavala County
Sentinel ««« Click here to read this letter
of thanks to those who made this Reunion possible and successful.
reunion: Bend man revisits WWII internment camp site «««
Click here to read this article by Barney Lerten of Bend, Oregon..
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Reunion Audience on November 9,
La Pryor High School Band performing before Reunion
Front page of the Honolulu Star Bulletin
- Click on it to read the November 8, 2002 article regarding
time they're free" A reunion article by Rebecca Rodriguez of the San Antonio
Express-News, November 10, 2002, in part it reads, "In a nondescript
field in this small South Texas town, the memories came flooding back.
Dark stories, told in English, Japanese and Spanish, about childhoods
spent behind barbed wire, families torn apart and lives marred by injustice.
More than 200 people gathered Saturday to remember their experiences
at the World War II Internment Camp at Crystal City. In the 1940s, many
spent their youths at the camp, innocent victims who were considered enemies
Available through this web page are a series
of photograph images. You may access these photos by clicking
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Composite Reunion One
Composite Reunion Two
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Composite Reunion - Then photos
circa 1943-1946 -- Crystal City [TX] and one photo of young boy
tagged before boarding M.S. Gripsholm 1945 exchange voyage.
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from the LaPryor High School meeting and excerpts of official government
Composite Reunion Twenty-one
the left of this composite is a sculpture I have entitled--"Tears of sorrow,
tears of joy."
Proclamation 2526 - November 19, 1999
This proclamation was issued by Congressman Matt Salmon (R-Arizona). It
is believed to be the first such statement by a member of the U.S. Congress
that addresses the issue of the internment of German Americans in the United
States during World War II.
bookplate includes images of several of the locals, as well as
then and now images of former internees. We all salute and say thank
you to those who made the historical first Reunion of former internees of
the Crystal City a reality.
A patriotic child
Signs of the Reunion
Eberhard Fuhr (Speaker)
Last Updated ---February 19, 2005