This work examines the German-American community in the United States and its experiences during the turbulent years of World War II. It explores and analyzes the opinions German-Americans had of Hitler and his regime, as well as the effect that was wrought by the anti-German sentiment prevalent in the United States at the time. Furthermore, this work touches on the Nazi presence in the United States during the pre-war years and the most prominent American Nazi organization at the time, the German-American Bund. Finally, it addresses the sudden and protracted internment of thousands of German-Americans perpetrated by a fearful and cautious United States Government. Despite a dearth of public attention, the German-American experience during World War II is an admirable example of triumph over adversity and unwavering patriotism in the face of substantial and public distrust and suspicion.

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