Friday, January 9, 2009

World War II Internment Camp in Crystal City

The first link below will take you to a video of the Internment Camp that operated in Crystal City in the forties.

I remember seeing some of the buildings of the internment camp on my way to grammer school each day. The buildings were later torn down and a monument placed nearby.

The other two links provide photos and some additional history.

Crystal City Internment Camp 1945

CC Internment Camp Photos

World War II Civilian Internment Camp


  1. Two of our elderly neighbors met each other at an internment camp. They subsequently married and moved back to California. The whole idea of rounding-up people and forcibly moving them to camps is so scary to me... especially because we've seen our government do so many things I would never have believed possible. I was so naive.

  2. My good friend across the street spent time as a child in a camp in Arkansas with her family. Her parents are now deceased. Her mother was sent to the United States as a young woman by her stepmother, supposedly to go to school. Instead, she had already been selected as a "picture bride" by a man she didn't know, had never met, and was totally unsuited for. The stories those walls could have told at that camp.

  3. I know where I lived in Kansas, there were a lot of German camps. This makes me want to dig a little deeper and know the history a bit more. Thanks!

  4. The nation owes more than thanks to three unlikely modern day patriots: professional poker player, musician, and retired attorney, Leo Donofrio; life long Democrat and former Pennsylvania assistant attorney general, Phil Berg; and Soviet emigree and attorney, Dr. Orly Taitz (she’s also a dentist).

    While Mr. Donofrio painstakingly established the airtight case that BHO could not be an Article II “natural born citizen” (at BHO’s birth, dad was British/Kenyan, not American, citizen) Leo’s Stay of the 12/15/08 electoral college vote was denied by SCOTUS as procedurally unripe.

    Nevertheless, since no congressman and senator objected on 1/8/09 to Congress’ count and certification of the electoral vote which would have turned resolution of Obama’s eligibility issue over to Congress — rendering moot the Berg and Taitz (Lightfoot) cases — Berg finally does achieve standing on the issue of actual harm, to be addressed at the Friday 1/9/09 SCOTUS Conference on Writ of Certiorari. Obama’s failure to submit evidence of his constitutional qualification for the 1/9/09 conference will mean he cannot thereafter challenge Berg’s request to enjoin the 1/8/09 Congressional electoral count and certification, albeit retroactive, scheduled for SCOTUS conference Friday 1/16/09. Moreover, Chief Justice Roberts has scheduled a full Court conference on the Lightfoot case Friday 1/23/09 in the event there needs to be a Constitutionally mandated action, the Inauguration itself, to enjoin retroactively.

    Now that BHO is in checkmate and cannot be POTUS, he can be a patriot as well. He need not subject the nation to the expense and trauma of requiring SCOTUS to overrule his ‘Presidency’. BHO can and should voluntarily step down with Biden becoming Acting POTUS under the 20th Amendment, and under the agreement all potential claims by the Government for itself and on behalf of others against BHO are released.