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Loveday stories: Escape Plans

Of the thousands of men interned at Loveday – Italians, Germans, and Japanese – perhaps it’s surprising that few escaped. Admittedly all had been captured as ‘enemy aliens’, in Australia or overseas, rather than on the battlefield. 542 more words


The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II - Jan Jarboe Russell

Crystal City, Texas, is a small town in a sandy, dry prairie near the Mexican border.  Its only claim to fame is spinach.  The sandy soil turned out to be fine for growing spinach and a statue of Popeye stands across from the city hall.  225 more words


"Remember the Lilies" by Liz Tolsma

It wasn’t until I read Liz Tolsma’s blog about “Remember the Lilies” that I was able to picture the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila, in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation.  396 more words

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