This episode will be about the German prisoner of war camp, Camp Cooke, that the U.S. government ran during WWII. Located just 50 miles from Santa Barbara, this episode will dive into the history of the camp and the prisoners who were detained there. Furthermore, the camp system will be compared to Japanese American internment camps which coexisted during the same time. Join us as we accompany the prisoners arriving in the United States for the first time, while we follow them during their day-to-day lives, and as we analyze the lasting legacy that the camps have had in the American public consciousness.
Today’s host, Jocelyn Ortiz, is a graduating senior at UCSB with a major in History of Public Policy and Law. After college, she is interested in pursuing a career in immigration law and working with Latin American embassies. In her free time, Jocelyn enjoys online shopping, reading, going out to new restaurants, and hanging out with friends at the beach.