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Letter from Edward Ennis to Issei internee (September 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-129)
doc Letter from Edward Ennis to Issei internee (September 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-129)
Excerpt: Sent from Edward Ennis, director of the Alien Enemy Control Unit, in response to a letter written to him by an issei internee.
Memo regarding the Endo case (ddr-densho-67-117)
doc Memo regarding the Endo case (ddr-densho-67-117)
Memo from Edward Ennis to Lewis Sigler regarding the Mitsuye Endo case.
Letter from Edward Ennis (ddr-densho-67-126)
doc Letter from Edward Ennis (ddr-densho-67-126)
Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Hughes from Edward Ennis. Ennis is responding to a letter written by the couple protesting internment. Ennis assures them that the government will not take away the constitutional rights of Japanese Americans.
Interview with Edward Ennis (ddr-densho-67-97)
doc Interview with Edward Ennis (ddr-densho-67-97)
Interview with Edward Ennis, U.S. Department of Justice attorney. Ennis recalls his feelings about evacuation, internment and reparations. He also describes the roles and opinions of President Roosevelt, J. Edgar Hoover, General DeWitt, Attorney General Francis Biddle and others.
Statement of Edward J. Ennis at Hearings on H.R. 4110 (ddr-densho-122-303)
doc Statement of Edward J. Ennis at Hearings on H.R. 4110 (ddr-densho-122-303)
Hearing to accept and implement the findings and recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC)
Coram Nobis Exhibit Q (ddr-densho-405-19)
doc Coram Nobis Exhibit Q (ddr-densho-405-19)
Memo regarding the Japanese brief. This document was Exhibit Q in the coram nobis litigation. This document was available in conjunction with "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" by Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret Chon, Carol Izumi, Jerry Kang, and Frank Wu.
Coram Nobis Exhibit X (ddr-densho-405-26)
doc Coram Nobis Exhibit X (ddr-densho-405-26)
Correspondence from John L. Burling to Edward J. Ennis regarding the "evacuation of Japanese from West Coast." This document was Exhibit X in the coram nobis litigation. This document was available in conjunction with "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" by Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret Chon, Carol Izumi, Jerry Kang, and Frank …
Notice to Internees and Families (ddr-densho-356-924)
doc Notice to Internees and Families (ddr-densho-356-924)
Notice from Edward Ennis informing internees and their families that rehearings can happen if they submit new and substantial evidence to the Alien Enemy Hearing Board regarding the loyalty of the individual in question.
Memo regarding DeWitt's Final Report (ddr-densho-67-114)
doc Memo regarding DeWitt's Final Report (ddr-densho-67-114)
Memo from Edward Ennis to Paul Freund on DeWitt's Final Report. Ennis does not want the government to use the report to justify internment because of all the false statements in it.
Memo from Edward Ennis to Charles Fahy (ddr-densho-67-113)
doc Memo from Edward Ennis to Charles Fahy (ddr-densho-67-113)
Memo from Edward Ennis to Charles Fahy on the Korematsu case. Ennis discusses the possibility of an appeal by Korematsu and what actions they would have to take. Also warns that this case and others are the first that question the constitutionality of internment.
Memo regarding DeWitt's Final Report (ddr-densho-67-101)
doc Memo regarding DeWitt's Final Report (ddr-densho-67-101)
Memo from Edward Ennis to Francis Biddle regarding DeWitt's Final Report. Ennis describes how the War Department tried to keep the report away from the Department of Justice until he saw it by accident. Ennis is protesting the way that DeWitt portrayed the Attorney General and the Justice Department. He suggests that they convince the War …
Memorandum for the Solicitor General, Re: Japanese Brief (ddr-densho-67-68)
doc Memorandum for the Solicitor General, Re: Japanese Brief (ddr-densho-67-68)
Memo to the Solicitor General from Edward J. Ennis about an article written by Lt. Com. K. D. Ringle. Pg. 1: Ennis summarizes the article, which states that the Japanese are loyal, thus internment should have been on an individual basis. Pg. 2: Ringle's views are shared by the Navy, who thinks that evacuation was handled …
Coram Nobis Exhibit Z (ddr-densho-405-28)
doc Coram Nobis Exhibit Z (ddr-densho-405-28)
Memo from Edward J. Ennis to Francis Biddle regarding the "Final Report: Japanese Evacuation from the West Coast 1942." This document was Exhibit Z in the coram nobis litigation. This document was available in conjunction with "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" by Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret Chon, Carol Izumi, Jerry Kang, …
Letter from Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit, to Teru Koyama, on the parole of her husband, Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-241)
doc Letter from Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit, to Teru Koyama, on the parole of her husband, Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-241)
Photocopy of a declassified type letter from Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit, to Teru Koyama. He informs her that her husband's parole has been approved and that arrangements are currently being made to have him sent to the War Relocation Center to be reunited with his family.
Coram Nobis Exhibit B (ddr-densho-405-4)
doc Coram Nobis Exhibit B (ddr-densho-405-4)
Memo from Edward J. Ennis to Herbert Wechsler regarding Korematsu v. United States. This document was Exhibit B in the coram nobis litigation. This document was available in conjunction with "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" by Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret Chon, Carol Izumi, Jerry Kang, and Frank Wu.
Memo to Edward Ennis from J.L. Burling (ddr-densho-67-103)
doc Memo to Edward Ennis from J.L. Burling (ddr-densho-67-103)
Memo to Edward Ennis from J.L. Burling on DeWitt's final report and the Korematsu brief. States that the Department of War and the Department of Justice are fighting over a footnote in the Korematsu brief that mentions the Final Report. They eventually compromise in order to reduce departmental tension.
Letter from Leland Barrows to Edward Ennis (ddr-densho-379-738)
doc Letter from Leland Barrows to Edward Ennis (ddr-densho-379-738)
Leland Barrows writes to Edward Ennis concerning what is to happen to Japanese Americans who either requested repatriation or answered no to the loyalty questionnaire. All people both citizen and alien will be taken to the segregated area of Tule Lake. Their immediate families could either accompany them to Tule Lake or staying in one of …
Coram Nobis Exhibit BB (ddr-densho-405-30)
doc Coram Nobis Exhibit BB (ddr-densho-405-30)
Memo regarding changes to a footnote dealing with Korematsu v. United States and the "Final Report: Japanese Evacuation from the West Coast 1942." This document was Exhibit BB in the coram nobis litigation. This document was available in conjunction with "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" by Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret Chon, …
Letter from Miriam Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit, thanking him for the release of her father, Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-246)
doc Letter from Miriam Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit, thanking him for the release of her father, Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-246)
Photocopy of a declassified handwritten letter from Miriam Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit, thanking him for the release of her father, Keizaburo Koyama. She writes that she kissed him over a dozen times and wishes Mr. Ennis a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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