7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 22, 2021 7:33 AM by Josette Schluter

    Seeking information about internment of Japanese nationals on Ellis Island

    Elizabeth M. Wayfarer

      Hello, I'm wondering if anyone can direct me to information on the internment of Japanese nationals on Ellis Island during the Second World War.  My initial research has suggested that this was a separate initiative from the internment of Japanese-American citizens and Japanese nationals in the internment camps out West, and actually preceded Executive Order 9066.  I'm hoping to discover whether a long-term resident of New York City was interned on Ellis Island, but I'm not sure how to rule out whether he was or wasn't held there.  Thank you.