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The Japanese Internment of WWII – Their story in pictures – Part III – Transportation

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 […]

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The Japanese Internment of WWII – Their story in pictures – Part II – Planning the Relocation

The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 made military and political leaders suspect that Imperial Japan was preparing a full-scale attack on the West Coast of the United States. There were many Japanese-American living in the area and the U. S. Government became increasingly concerned about where the loyalties lie. After much debate, […]