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The train to crystal city [electronic resource] : FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II. Jan Jarboe Russell.

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  • ISBN: 9781451693683 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2015.

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Summary, etc.: The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated.From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered more than 10,000 civilians from the United States and Latin America to Crystal City, Texas, a small desert town at the southern tip of Texas. The trains carried Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called "quiet passage." During the course of the war, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans—diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, physicians, and missionaries—behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Focusing her story on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, author Jan...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Scribner, 2015. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 17379 KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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