This 1945 photo provided by the Texas Historical Commission shows an aerial view Crystal City Family Alien Internment Camp in Crystal City, Texas. The historical commission is hoping to get the ... more 
This 1945 photo provided by the Texas Historical Commission shows an aerial view Crystal City Family Alien Internment Camp in Crystal City, Texas. The historical commission is hoping to get the Crystal City site on the National Register of Historic Places, a designation that could help ensure its preservation. Texas historians are working to gather stories from some of the thousands who wound up confined at the camp. Japanese, Germans and Italians, both foreign nationals and foreign-born American citizens considered potential threats, were rousted from their homes in the U.S. and in Latin American nations friendly to the U.S. and shipped to camps almost immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Courtesy of Texas Historical Commission
Tue, Dec 7, 2010 3:21 AM EST