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In this petition and affidavit, dated August 1946, Curt Benedict seeks to overturn the decision not to release German national Richard Auras from his internment as an enemy alien.
Benedict writes that Auras has been a loyal member of American society while residing in the United States, in both his personal and professional lives. Benedict assures that Auras has never been a member of the Nazi Party while residing in the United States, and, if released, Auras plans to become a 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.
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
Alien Enemy Hearing Board, City of San Francisco, State of California, United States Department of Justice
Richard Auras, Curt Benedict, Selma Benedict
Benedict, Curt, "Petition and Affidavit By Curt Benedict for Release of Richard Auras from Internment, August 1946" (1946). William Langer Papers. 105.