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In this letter, dated August 12, 1945, from John Rasmussen, special investigator for Richmond, CA Shipyard Number Two, addressed "To Whom It May Concern," Rasmussen refers to German national Richard Auras, who is now interned as an alien enemy at Fort Lincoln, near Bismarck, ND. Rasmussen writes that he knows Richard Auras and has not known him to voice any opinion that would suggest he is an enemy alien. Rasmussen gives his opinion that in fact Auras "if given the opportunity, would make a loyal American citizen."
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.
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Richard Auras, John Rasmussen
Rasmussen, John, "Letter from John Rasmussen "To Whom It May Concern" Regarding Richard Auras's Character, August 12, 1945" (1945). William Langer Papers. 104.