By Jan Jarboe Russell | January 24, 2015 | Updated: January 26, 2015 11:21am
During World War II, train cars delivered over 6,000 civilians to guards at an American internment camp in Crystal City, a scrubby, desolate South Texas town just 35 miles from the Mexican border. ..They were arrested, charged with no crime and incarcerated simply because of their country or culture of origin. Texas journalist and author Jan Jarboe Russell peels back the shades on this dark period of U.S. history with her book, "The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II." This is an excerpt from the book.
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