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Hour 1-3 -- Art Jacobs (Author of The Prison Called Hohenasperg: An American boy betrayed by his Government during World War II) comes in studio to tell his story of being a civilian internee during and after World War II - Keith Cyrnek (local activist) comes in studio along with Art to aid in the discussion
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Art Jacobs and Keith Cyrnek - In Studio (Cont'd)
Art's webpage: http://foitimes.com/
Arthur D. Jacobs
Major, USAF Retired
Arthur D. Jacobs, Retired Faculty Associate in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Department of the College of Business, Arizona State University (ASU). Art has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level including such courses as: Business Strategies, Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, Quality and Productivity, and Material Management. He is a former Chief of the Management Engineering Division of the United States Air Forces in Europe; a quality and productivity management consultant; a graduate of the Department of Defense Command, Control, and Communications School; and he holds an MBA from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Art was a key person in the development stage and during the early operational years of the United States Air Force's Management Engineering (quality and methods improvement, and work measurement) program. Art completed a four-year tour of duty in the USAF's Plans and Programs Division at the Pentagon. He is the author of published articles, such as: Excellence Through Quality, Dorothy Wright, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, in the Operations Management Review, Volume 10, No. 3, 1994; Unlocking Productivity Key to Survival; Quality and Productivity Improvement: A Different Approach; and Productivity Improvement: Beyond Quality Circles or How Industrial Engineers Can Work Smarter, Not Harder.
In addition, Art is the co-editor of the research work: Volume IV, The World War Two Experience: The Internment of German-Americans, K.G. Saur, New Providence, 1996. Art is also the author of The Prison Called Hohenasperg: An American boy betrayed by his Government during World War II, Universal Publishers, May 1999.
In 1993 Art was one of the first recipients of the Outstanding Faculty Award, an award presented by the students of Arizona State University to the best of the best. The Office of the Provost has commended him for his significant contributions to students at Arizona State University. His most recent honor , presented to Art by the College of the Ozarks [Point Lookout, MO], is the Meritorious Award for Distinguished Achievement. In part the citation for this award reads: "In recognition of [his] support of the College of the Ozarks, service to the country through a distinguished military career, a distinguished teaching career, devotion to family and service to God…"
Art has also developed and implemented quality and productivity management systems for electronic manufacturing firms, for major health care systems (hospitals and clinics) and for state government.
Locally, Art is a Past President of: the Optimist Club of Tempe; Valley of the Sun United Way [Tempe]; Central Arizona Chapter of Industrial Engineering; and The ASU College of Business Alumni Association.
Art is listed in Marquis' Who's Who in: America; Health Care and Medicine; Engineering and Science; Finance and Industry; The West; and The World. Art is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Sigma Iota Epsilon, both are honorary business societies. He is also a member of the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity.
Art is a retired officer from the United States Air Force. During his almost 22-year career with the Air Force he received several awards, citations, medals and decorations. Among these awards two Meritorious Service Awards. Art entered the service as an enlisted man in 1951. In 1960 he was selected for the Airman Education and Commissioning Program. In 1962 he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. In 1965 the Air Force chose Art to attend Arizona State University, from which he earned his MBA in 1966. Art served four years in the Pentagon between 1966 and 1970.
Art has been involved in civic duties during and after his retirement from the United States Air Force. During his service he served as Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor, Little League baseball coach, boys basketball coach, and Sunday school teacher. Art was a board member of the United Way of Tempe (AZ) from 1980-1985, and served as it President 1984-85. Professionally he served as President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Central Arizona Chapter, 1984-85.
Art's most honored award came in 1993 when he was selected by the student's of Arizona State University as a member of the faculty who provided dedicated and outstanding service to the student.
Art is the founder and owner of the Freedom of Information Times (foitimes.com) a web site containing research findings on the wartime treatment of U.S. and Latin Americans of German. This site has had an internet presence for more than ten years and is considered a pre-eminent source for information on America's World War II internment program.
ADJ, September 2008
My website is foitimes.com now under control of Ken Ulrich....I developed this website some 20 years ago. My book is entitled:The Prison Called Hohenasperg: An American boy betrayed by his Government during World War II, Universal Publishers, Parkland, FL, 1999. Researcher of German American internment for some 35 years. I have contacted numerous members of congress over the years...to no avail, except from Matt Salmon, who some years ago, issued a Proclamation in the Congressional Record. Most recent I sent a letter to some 80 members of the Congressional German American Caucus...not a single response! (I will send you a copy of the "12 Did you know" questions I had sent to the 80.) I have two internment research collections one at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. and the other here at Arizona State University.
Details for my ASU Collection:
2015-04933 Arthur D. Jacobs WWII Internment Research Collection
Predominantly photocopies of federal government records from several agencies, published materials and website files regarding the internment of German-American US citizens at Crystal City Texas and at the Hohenasperg prison in Germany during World War II. Lists of Civilian Alien Enemies in custody. Correspondence with internees, US Presidents, members of Congress and federal government officials. Litigation briefs and FOIA requests. Scanned documents on 51 CD's, DVD's of media appearances. Digital files on N Drive. Date(s) Covered: 1941-2012. 3 linear feet. (Material available by appointment only)
2015-04939 Arthur D. Jacobs WWII Internment Research Collection
Correspondence and memoirs written by German-American internees exchanging information with Arthur Jacobs. Related publicity and media coverage are included or described. Thumb drive with additional data was copied to existing folder in N Drive. Date(s) Covered: 1989-2004. 0.5 linear feet. (Material available by appointment only)
German Americans during World War II This letter has 12 questions to either refresh your memory or update you on the silent American History of German Americans. 1. Did you know that 300,000 permanent resident German Americans were declared as "Enemy Aliens," with the stroke of a pen, during World War II? 2. Did you know that the "Enemy Aliens" were fingerprinted and had mug shots taken like criminals; they were prohibited from flying; they were prohibited from leaving their neighborhood; and they were prohibited from having cameras, rifles, shotguns, and small arms in their possession? 3. Did you know that some 30,000 (this is a floor, not a ceiling) German Americans were arrested and interned by the FBI and Department of Justice? 4. Did you know that Constitutional Rights were violated? 5. Did you know that thousands of German Americans were deported, repatriated, expatriated and exchanged with our then enemy Germany---this took place while Germany was under siege by the Armed Forces of the United States? 6. Did you know that hundreds, perhaps even a thousand or more, of German Americans, naturalized citizens, were denaturalized by the courts? 7. Did you know that U.S.-born children and infants were sent into harm's way when they were expatriated and exchanged with our enemy, Germany, for POWS, diplomats, and persons caught behind enemy lines? 8. Did you know that one or more of the foregoing actions destroyed German American families? 9. Did you know that many were incarcerated for more than three years after the war had ended? 10. Did you know that the Government of the United States has not enacted, not one Public Law for the German American victims of internment? 11. Did you know that many German American and Japanese American victims were incarcerated in the same internment camps? 12. Did you know that the Government of the United States enacted 11 Public Laws for the Japanese American victims? In spite of the fact that German-Americans have helped build the United States of America, and in wars have given their lives for this great country, they have suffered anti-German discrimination during both world wars---and this continues to this day.
Jacobs, Arthur D., 1933-
Title: Arthur D. Jacobs collection, 1939-2001.
11 linear feet
This collection contains materials that pertain to Arthur D. Jacobs' personal experiences as a civilian internee during and after World War II, along with documentation of legislation instituted by Major Jacobs seeking restitution from the American government for German-American internment camps during World War II. Included are original newspapers published in various internment camps along with correspondence, legal pleadings, and legislative documents used by Major Jacobs in his research on the history of the internment of German Nationals and German-Americans. Other documents include official records, memoranda, photographs, manuscripts and printed matter gathered by Jacobs in conjunction with the publication in 1999 of his book entitled "The Prison Called Hohenasperg: An American Boy Betrayed by his Government during World War II".
Preferred Shelf Number: MS 52
And the second collection is here at Arizona State University: The Arthur D. Jacobs World War II Internment Research Collection
Hour 2 -- Art Jacobs (Author of The Prison Called Hohenasperg: An American boy betrayed by his Government during World War II) comes in studio to tell his story of being a civilian internee during and after World War II - Keith Cyrnek (local activist) comes in studio along with Art to aid in the discussion
Art Jacobs and Keith Cyrnek - In Studio (Cont'd)
Hour 3 -- Art Jacobs (Author of The Prison Called Hohenasperg: An American boy betrayed by his Government during World War II) comes in studio to tell his story of being a civilian internee during and after World War II - Keith Cyrnek (local activist) comes in studio along with Art to aid in the discussion
Art Jacobs and Keith Cyrnek - In Studio (Cont'd)