Thursday, March 23, 2017

Japanese relocation: 75 years old today.

This sunny day--March 23, 2017--in southern California is probably much like March 23, 1942.

On that day Japanese Americans from Los Angeles, Seattle, Sacramento, and elsewhere in the US were first rounded up for removal to America's own concentration camps.

Thank you to The Writer's Almanac and Andy Liberman for making me aware of this sad fact.

Unfortunately, Muslim Americans are now under pressure from our government.

Today marks the first day in 1942 when the U.S. government began moving Japanese-Americans from their West Coast homes to internment camps. Between 110,000 and 120,000 people were forcibly relocated.
Some Japanese-American men were drafted into the War even as their families remained incarcerated. The camps remained open until 1945.

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