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Americans of Japanese ancestry await relocation to internment camps further inland. Arcadia, California, 1942.

Americans of Japanese ancestry await relocation to internment camps further inland. Arcadia, California, 1942.

A Japanese man walks out of the Bank of America in theTule Lake Internment Camp, Newell, California, May 1943.

A Japanese man walks out of the Bank of America in theTule Lake Internment Camp, Newell, California, May 1943.

A young woman in the doorway of her barrack apartment at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Manzanar, California, 1942.

A young woman in the doorway of her barrack apartment at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Manzanar, California, 1942.

How ironic, "Next Time Take the Train". Photograph by WPA Photographer, Dorothea Lange in March of 1937 for the WPA, OWI.

Toward Los Angeles, California

How ironic, "Next Time Take the Train". Photograph by WPA Photographer, Dorothea Lange in March of 1937 for the WPA, OWI.

Tule Lake was one of the most infamous of the internment camps. Prisoners there held frequent demonstrations and strikes, demanding their rights under the U.S. Constitution. It was made a "segregation camp," and internees from other camps who had refused to take the loyalty oath or had caused disturbances were sent to Tule Lake.  As a result, it had the highest level of security of any of the camps, under US Army control from Nov. 1943 to Feb. 1944. Tule Lake remained open until March 20…

Tule Lake was one of the most infamous of the internment camps. Prisoners there held frequent demonstrations and strikes, demanding their rights under the U.S. Constitution. It was made a "segregation camp," and internees from other camps who had refused to take the loyalty oath or had caused disturbances were sent to Tule Lake. As a result, it had the highest level of security of any of the camps, under US Army control from Nov. 1943 to Feb. 1944. Tule Lake remained open until March 20…

A crowd of onlookers in Seattle jam an overhead walk to witness the mass evacuation of Japanese from Bainbridge Island, Washington, on March 30, 1942. Somewhat bewildered, but not protesting, some 225 Japanese men, women and children were taken by ferry, bus and train to California internment camps. The evacuation was carried out by the U.S. Army

A crowd of onlookers in Seattle jam an overhead walk to witness the mass evacuation of Japanese from Bainbridge Island, Washington, on March 30, 1942. Somewhat bewildered, but not protesting, some 225 Japanese men, women and children were taken by ferry, bus and train to California internment camps. The evacuation was carried out by the U.S. Army

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537566: Centerville, California. A grandfather awaits evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.

537566: Centerville, California. A grandfather awaits evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.

Oakland residents Suyematsu Kitagaki, 65,  and his wife Juki Kitagaki, 53,  sit with their children, Kimiko, 11, and Kiyoshi, 14,  at the WCCA Control Station in Oakland, CA before departing by bus for the Tanforan Assembly Center.  Family friend Dorothea Hightower hands Kimiko a pamphlet expressing the good wishes of the church. The family tag number is 20247.  The family was interned at the Topaz Internment camp in the Utah desert.

Oakland residents Suyematsu Kitagaki, 65, and his wife Juki Kitagaki, 53, sit with their children, Kimiko, 11, and Kiyoshi, 14, at the WCCA Control Station in Oakland, CA before departing by bus for the Tanforan Assembly Center. Family friend Dorothea Hightower hands Kimiko a pamphlet expressing the good wishes of the church. The family tag number is 20247. The family was interned at the Topaz Internment camp in the Utah desert.

Heroics. 442 Infantry Regiment, Nisei (Japanese Americans). Most decorated regiment in The War

Heroics. 442 Infantry Regiment, Nisei (Japanese Americans). Most decorated regiment in The War

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