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Japanese Internment

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  1. Japanese Internment

  2. Japanese Internment • December 7, 1941 • Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor • February 19, 1942 • President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066 • allowed military authorities to exclude "any and all persons" from designated areas of the country as necessary for national defense

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  4. #2 California, 1942

  5. Japanese Internment • Hawaii • Japanese-Americans = majority of population • government didn’t force them to relocate • West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) • Japanese-Americans & Japanese immigrants forced to relocate • no other states wanted to take them

  6. transport center, San Francisco, 1942 #3

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  8. internment camp–nouna prison camp for the confinement of enemy aliens, prisoners of war, political prisoners, etc. Definitions from Dictionary.com concentration camp–nouna guarded compound for the detention or imprisonment of aliens, members of ethnic minorities, political opponents, etc. Japanese Internment

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  10. Granada Relocation CenterColorado, 1943 #6

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  12. “At Minidoka, arriving evacuees found two stacked canvas cots, a pot-bellied stove and a light bulb hanging from the ceiling…Rooms had no running water, which had to be carried from community facilities.” Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, Personal Justice Denied

  13. #8 Jerome Relocation Center, Arkansas, 1942

  14. “Despite the starkness of their barracks apartments, evacuees did their best to give them a homey touch and find a bit of privacy.” Nisei: The Quiet Americans

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  16. Japanese-American 442ndCombat Team, 1944 #10

  17. #11 military interrogation, 1945