Richard Auras



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In this letter, dated April 3, 1946, from interned German national Richard Auras to United States Senator William Langer and U.S. Attorney General Tom Clark, Auras explains that he is interned at Ellis Island awaiting repatriation to Germany under the Alien Enemy Act of 1798, but that such repatriations are currently halted pending court action to test the validity of the Act.

Given these circumstances, and the possibility that the court action will take a long time, Auras proposes that he be allowed to return to San Francisco to complete the course of study in chiropractic at Sierra States University that was interrupted when he was arrested and interned in December of 1942.

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

Letter from Senator Langer to Richard Auras Regarding Interment Status Decision, March 11, 1946

Letter from Richard Auras to Senator Langer Thanking Langer for His Help and Correcting Factual Errors, April 2, 1946

Letter from Richard Auras to Senator Langer Regarding Involvement with D.A.B., April 2, 1946

Date of Work



Internment, Ellis Island, Eureka Lodge, Fort Lincoln Internment Camp, German, Germany, Fort Lincoln, Richard Auras, World War II, WWII

Organizations Referenced

Sierra States University, US House of Representatives

People Referenced

Curt Benedict, Frank B. Keefe, Helene Ilse Dietz, Herbert O. Weber, John P. Rasmussen, Julia F. Begley, Richard Auras, T. E. Shoemaker, Tom Clark, William Langer

Letter from Richard Auras to Senator Langer and Attorney General Clark Requesting