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Germans and Italians and other were Interned

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Submitted by Harvey Jenkins (United States), May 6, 2011 at 04:42

Perhaps the biggest misconception on this issue is whether or not Germans, German Americans, Italians, etc were interned.

They were interned.

Crystal City, Texas, was the site of the largest group of internees.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRfSHgdh2UA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_City,_Texas

Further reference: Los Angeles Times, Friday Nov 22, 1991 page A39 "A German American who was interned by the U.S. during WW2 is challenging the 1988 law..."

See "Unknown Internment" by Stephen Fox re: Italians.

http://www.amazon.com/Internment-History-Relocation-Italian-Americans/dp/0805791256/ref=cm_lmf_tit_10

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