Speaker Series

on April 23, 2017 at The German Free School Building 507 E 10th St, Austin, TX 78701

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The Train to Crystal City

GTHS Sunday Speaker Series

Jan Jarboe Russell, Author

On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed an executive order authorizing the arrest and incarceration of families from Japan, Germany, Italy, and Latin America who were declared “enemy aliens.” They were brought to an internment camp at Crystal City, TX.  Published in 2015, Jan Jarboe Russell wrote about the program to arrest and repatriate to their country of origin these families in exchange for American prisoners in Germany and Japan.

Though this is a free event, donations to GTHS are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Last months speaker Dr. Hans Mark about the Berlin Blockade and the Airlift.