Internee Correspondence Selection #1: Reflections on life at Crystal City

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Title

Internee Correspondence Selection #1: Reflections on life at Crystal City

Subject

German internment during World War II; Fear and distress during internment; Remarks after Release

Description

The following is a selection of a letter written to James O'Rourke, the officer in charge of the Crystal City Internment Camp, after the internee's release. In this letter, the Friedrich recalls how downtrodden he felt during his time at Crystal City, as well as O'Rourke's role in helping him through it. Reminiscing on how internment affected him, he writes how, it was "no enviable life," and made him "so discomposed, it got [him] down in this state of mind." Simultaneously, he says that his fears were for nothing, and everything worked out fine and that O'Rourke helped him get through his time in internment.

Creator

Friedrich A[lt]mann (Last name unclear)

Date

November 19th, 1945

Language

English

Type

Personal Correspondence

Coverage

Crystal City Internment Camp, Crystal City, Texas

Format

Paper

Publisher

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

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Source

From the O'Rourke (James) Crystal City Internment Camp Papers, box 2.325/B101b, 1937-1950, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Citation

Friedrich A[lt]mann (Last name unclear), “Internee Correspondence Selection #1: Reflections on life at Crystal City,” Subverting Silence: Uplifting Marginalized Conversations, accessed August 11, 2022, https://givingvoicetohiddenhistories.omeka.net/items/show/254.

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