Curt Benedict



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In this letter, dated February 26, 1946, from Curt Benedict to United States (US) Senator William Langer Benedict refers to Richard Auras's internment at Fort Lincoln as an alien enemy. Benedict writes that Auras's internment is a result of "hysteria," and that he is appealing the decision to repatriate Auras to Germany. Benedict refers to an attached "petition and affidavit." That document exists as a separate manuscript in this collection, but is linked below.

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.

See also:

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

Date of Work



internment, Ellis Island, German, Germany, Fort Lincoln, Richard Auras, World War II, WWII

Organizations Referenced

Alien Enemy Repatriation Hearing Board, US Senate

People Referenced

Richard Auras, Curt Benedict, Selma Benedict, W. S. Churchill, Lloyd George, William Langer, F. B. Shoemaker

Letter from Curt Benedict to William Langer Regarding the Internment of Richard Auras, February 26, 1946