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Fort Bliss (detention facility)

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US Gov Name Fort Bliss Internment Camp
Facility Type U.S. Army Internment Camp
Administrative Agency U.S. Army
Location Fort Bliss, Texas (31.8000 lat, -106.2000< lng)
Date Opened
Date Closed
Population Description Held Japanese immigrants from mainland U.S. and Hawai'i, including seventy-three internees transferred from the Santa Fe internment camp; also held German and Italian nationals.
General Description Located near El Paso in southern Texas, close to the Mexico border.
Peak Population 91 (1942-10-01)
National Park Service Info
  • The War Department selected Fort Bliss as one of the three inland facilities to intern people of Japanese descent from Hawai'i.