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In this letter, dated January 20, 1942, from Helene Ilse Dietz to the United States Immigration Service in Bismarck, North Dakota, Dietz writes that she is the sponsor of the education of interned German national Richard Auras, and that she has found him to be an honorable and studious person who, to her knowledge, has never been a member of any political organization.

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 Helene Dietz to "Hearing Board" Requesting Reconsideration of the Arrest and Internment of Richard Auras, August 10, 1945

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

Helene Ilse Dietz, U.S. Immigration Service

People Referenced

Raymond L. Peters, Helene Ilse Dietz, Richard Auras

Letter from Helene Ilse Dietz to US Immigration Services Regarding Richard Auras, January 20, 1942