After Pearl Harbor, Japanese-Americans were relocated to internment camps for the duration of WWII. They were considered enemy aliens even though many had lived in America for years.
Photographer Russell Lee took photographs of their relocation in April and May of 1942 in the pictures below. (See Japanese for additional photographs of this internment.
Reception camps were set up to process and register the relocated Japanese-Americans before finally transporting them to Internment camps. The Japanese-Americans used all means of transportation to travel to the reception areas.
Waiting for trains to reception area
Others simply drove to the reception centers
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