We Were Not The Enemy

Remembering the United States’ Latin-American Civilian Internment Program of World War II

“We Were Not The Enemy is a fascinating look at a little-known piece of American history and stands as a testimony to how patriotism can go awry.”—Mary McCaslin, Santa Cruz Sentinel

“We Were Not the Enemy, Heidi Gurcke Donald’s moving memoir about her family fate at the hands of the U.S. government during World War II, is a critical addition to internment literature.”—John Christgau, Enemies: World War II Alien Internment

“This is a cautionary tale. It is a chapter of American history that is not taught in school. But it happened. And it could happen again, if we do not vigilantly safeguard our civil liberties.”—Jay Feldman, Manufacturing Hysteria