Richard Auras



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Document is undated, but likely written in 1945 or early 1946, based on items referenced in the document.


This document, undated but likely written in 1945 or 1946 based on internal references and related correspondence, is interned German national Richard Auras's self-authored "Career of Life," in which he chronicles his immigration and life in America as a student of chiropractics at Sierra State University in San Francisco, as well as his career both in America and in Germany. Auroas also includes several references attesting to his character.

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:

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

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

Organizations Referenced

Immigration and Naturalization Service German-American Vocational League, National Socialist Party, San Francisco Hospital, San Francisco Unified School District, Sierra State University, U.S. Hospital

People Referenced

Curt Benedict, Helene Ilse Dietz, Herbert O. Weber, J. C. Geiger, John P. Rasmussen, Julia F. Begley, Leon M. Wilber, M. Frank, J. Hennessy, Richard Auras, R. L. Peters, Selma Auras

Richard Auras