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In this letter, dated August 10, 1945, from R. Rehker, secretary of San Francisco's Eureka Lodge, to U.S. Assistant Attorney General Herbert Wechsler, Rehker writes that Richard Auras joined Eureka Lodge No. 6 on October 14, 1937, after the lodge had investigated his character and found him to be "upright and honest," adding his belief that Auras would be a "loyal and faithful" citizen of the United States.
Auras was arrested on December 8, 1941 by the US government under the Alien Enemy Act of 1798 and interned at Fort Lincoln, south of Bismarck, ND.
Petition and Affidavit By Curt Benedict for Release of Richard Auras from Internment, August 1946
Letter from Richard Auras to William Langer Regarding Internment Status Decision, January 27, 1946
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Internment, Ellis Island, German, Germany, Fort Lincoln, Richard Auras, World War II, WWII
Eureka Lodge No. 6
Richard Auras, R. Rehker, Herbert Wechsler
Rehker, W., "Letter from William Rehker to Assistant Attorney General Herbert Wechsler Regarding Richard Auras, August 10, 1945" (1945). William Langer Papers. 103.