Remembering Our Children 

 

The German American Internment Project

 

About the project

The “Remembering our Children” Project seeks formal recognition of all American children interned by the United States during World War II. These children lived in camps such as Crystal City, TX, and Ellis Island, NY with children of Japanese and Italian heritage. President Reagan recognized Japanese internment in 1980; President Clinton recognized Italian internment in 2000. No one remembers German internment. All interned children interned were born here in the United States or in Latin America, with no ties to the Third Reich. Nonetheless, these children were imprisoned for years, as late as 1948, long after the war ended. Many of these American children were traded back to Nazi Germany where they suffered bombardment, hunger, cold, and fear. 

Photograph of German American Kindergarteners
 
 
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