Alien enemies-IDs, German personal statement
[Letter from Alfred B.M. Smith asking about his and his wife's internment], pp. -
REPRODUCED 'AT 1 HE NA [lot0NAL ARCHIVES -2-2-2-. . ' i . .. .- : 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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