Fort Sam Houston (detention facility)


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US Gov Name Fort Sam Houston Internment Camp
Facility Type U.S. Army Internment Camp
Administrative Agency U.S. Army
Location Fort Sam Houston, Texas (29.4167 lat, -98.4833 lng)
Date Opened
Date Closed
Population Description Held people of Japanese descent from Alaska and Hawai'i; also held German and Italian nationals.
General Description Located in San Antonio, Texas.
Peak Population 106 (1942-05-04)
National Park Service Info
  • This facility was used as a temporary holding place while permanent internment camps were being constructed.