2008 National Conference » Speakers

Karen Ebel

President, German American Internee Coalition

Karen Ebel is the president of the German American Internee Coalition (www.gaic.info) and a member of the multiethnic Enemy Alien Files Consortium, representing the German American community. Ms. Ebel, the daughter of a former German American internee, is an active spokesperson for the German American community on the subject of German American internment. She is currently working toward the prompt passage of the Wartime Treatment Study Act now pending in Congress. The bill will create a commission to study European American and European Latin American World War II internment. She is a frequent speaker on World War II alien enemy internment and has consulted on the creation of several related documentaries and exhibits, including the Consortium’s Enemy Alien Files: Hidden Stories of World War II, the North Dakota Museum of Art’s Snow Country Prison and Vanished: German American Internment 1941-1948, produced by TRACES, a St. Paul-based, non-profit organization.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Enemy Alien Internment: Human/Civil Rights, the WWII Crystal City Camp, and Contemporary America
Yae Aihara
Karen Ebel, President, German American Internee Coalition
Grace Shimizu
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Location: Capitol 2 & 3, 4th Floor
Topic: Different Views on the Incarceration