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Nazis and Good Neighbors
This book is an expose of a secret American operation during World War II to seize 4,000 Germans from Latin America and intern them in camps in the Texas desert. Rather than Nazi spies and saboteurs, they turned out to be a broad range of German immigrants, even Jewish refugees, most of whom posed no danger to national security. Research in seven countries reveals the ...more
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published July 29th 2016 by Cambridge University Press
(first published August 4th 2003)
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A fascinating account of the little known forced deportation of Germans residing in Latin America to internment camps in the U.S. during World War II. Friedman argues that this program began the process of unravelling the Good Neighbor Policy that had been in effect since the early 1930s and had immensely improved relations between Latin America and the United States.