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"Snow Country Prison: Interned in North Dakota" will be on display through Sept. 25 at the North Country Museum of Arts. The exhibit tells the store of German and Japaneses nationals, as well as Japanese American citizens, deemed "enemy aliens" following the renunciation of their citizenship during World War II. (Submitted photo)

Story of 'enemy aliens' told through NCMA's internment camp exhibition

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Snow Country Prison, a photographic exhibition of an internment camp for Germans and Japanese people arrested as enemy aliens during World War II, will be displayed at the North Country Museum of Arts in September.

In 1941, the U. S. Justice Department converted the Fort Lincoln, N.D. surplus military post into an internment camp.

Over its five-year operation as a camp, the Bismarck facility housed about 1,500 men of German nationality, and over 1,800 of Japanese ancestry.

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