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Alien enemies-IDs, German personal statement
(1942)

[Letter from Alfred B.M. Smith asking about his and his wife's internment],   pp. [1]-[2]


Page [2]

REPRODUCED 'AT 1 HE NA [lot0NAL ARCHIVES
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Station in Honolulu, also detained.
We both have been told by authorities, that if we were
innocent, we should know what to expect.
On January 20th, 1942, I was requested by I.B.I. Agent
to state my life history. On February 17th, I was ordered to the
Immigration Station in Honolulu, now requested to sign my name
to a paper as an Alien Enemy. I protested, but bad been told that
t must sign, so I did:
On February 20th, I had been sent to San Francisco,
Angels Island, where other papers did call for, Prisoner of War*
On March 6th, together with 12 other U.S. Citizens, we were taken
to Oakladd, C lifornia depot and sent to the above address. Since
March 9th I h&ve be n here and wondering, if my so long expected
release is coming from Washington.
At the present time I do not know the whereabout of my
wife. LastEddress know, Sand Island, Detention Camp.
My citizen papers No. 4721409, Petition No. 3723 is in
my possession. I am still asking why my wife, who-had a hearing
of five minutes, and why I am interned as an American citizen.
Please help me. Thank you. Aloha.,
Alfred'1.M. Smith
A.B.M. Smith
Owner of Hawaiian Roof ing and-Paint Co.


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