Texas Country Reporter

by Linda Okazaki

Texas is a world apart from California, especially for this San Francisco native travelling with a Japanese fellow.  But we met some really interesting people along the way. Carmel Dias (Vice Principal of the Zavala Elementary School) explained that The Texas Country Reporter recently published a “youtube” video about the Crystal City Internment Camp. They did a great job, especially in describing the German internees, something often omitted in discussions about this time period. Werner Ulrich, a former detainee and tremendous source of my historical information, is highlighted in the film. The Texas Historical Commission deserves many thanks for their dedication to this subject.