Their membership in a German singing club was one factor that contributed to 267th District Judge Juergen "Skipper" Koetter's grandparents being imprisoned in a Texas internment camp during World War II. Koetter explains that his paternal grandparents, originally from Germany, had lived in the United States for 20 years but hadn't sought their citizenships. Inthe early 1940s they were given a choice: return to Germany, or live in an internment camp.
Approach the Bench
Judge's Grandparents Placed in WWII Internment Camp
July 16, 2012
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