The Sunic Journal: Sunic interviews Eberhard Fuhr

October 6, 2009

Eberhard Fuhr

Dr. Tomislav Sunic interviews Eberhard Fuhr, a spokesman for German-American civilians who were interned in prison camps on American soil during WWII. Topics include:

  • Revoking of American citizenship of German-Americans and subsequent internment
  • The Alien Registration Act and rapid internment of Germans residing in America after Pearl Harbor attack
  • Harassment of German-Americans in the US prior to the War due to propaganda campaigns and the disastrous diplomatic breakdown between America and Germany
  • Roosevelt’s demands for aliens to register in peace time prior to war
  • German-American population centers targeted by FBI (e.g., Cincinnati)
  • Forces behind the plot to target German-Americans and the “coloring” of American perceptions of Germans and people of German descent
  • Fuhr’s requirements for naturalization after release from prison camp in 1947 (2 years after the end of the war) due to his being a “dangerous enemy alien”
  • How Eb ended up in prison camp in Crystal City, TX in 1943 (his arrest in high school by FBI agents)
  • Legal conditions under arrest, harassment by prison guards, and transport to prison camp
  • BBC documentary of German-American internment in US
  • Story of Art Jacobs extradition to Germany and subsequent return to US dangerous alien prison camp
  • The looting of German patents and overtaking of German companies by US as result of the War
  • Statistics of arrest and internment of German-Americans
  • Court case of July 9, 1947 regarding internment
  • Conditions of prison camps
  • Repayment of Japanese inmates and refusal of repayment to German-Americans

For more information on the German-American internment of WWII, go to To contact Eberhard Fuhr for more information about his story, email him at eefuhr

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2 Responses to “The Sunic Journal: Sunic interviews Eberhard Fuhr”

  1. carolyn kahant on October 9th, 2009 1:22 pm

    Wonderful show with Mr. Fuhr. I’m glad you let him talk without too many interruptions because he is the expert on the subject. An excellent speaker. Hope you have him back again and let him tell us more about life in the Crystal City camp. Also that he continued to be held long after the war was over; I don’t think that was made very clear.

    Thank you, Tom, for these programs.

  2. johnUK on October 9th, 2009 9:13 pm

    Good interesting and informative broadcast.

    It would be good if he elaberated more when he said Germans created computer or IT industry.