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"Evacuation sale during Japanese Relocation", early 1940s, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

"Evacuation sale during Japanese Relocation", early public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

"Evacuation sale" : Japanese-American family trying to unload their home before being sent to an Internment Camp

"Evacuation sale" : Japanese-American family trying to unload their home before being sent to an Internment Camp

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

Executive Order 9066 - Somewhat bewildered, but not protesting, some 225 Japanese men, women and children were taken by ferry, bus and train to California internment camps

Japanese American Boy Tagged for Internment, Salinas by Russell Lee

Salinas, California 1942 - Japanese American boy tagged for ‘evacuation’ to detention camp.

Anti-Japanese demonstration. How racist is this??? And yes, this is our America during the 1940s.

Anti-Japanese demonstration in the Lots of suspicion and hate was thrown at the Canadian Japanese community because Japan was the enemy in This led to deportations and the Internment of the Japanese for the duration of the war.

19 Feb 42: In what can only be called "not his finest hour," President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, authorizing the Secretary of War to prescribe certain areas as military zones "from which any or all persons may be excluded," clearing the way for the relocation of 120,000 Japanese-Americans to internment camps, 11,000 people of German ancestry, and 3,000 of Italian decent. #WWII #History

19 Feb In what can only be called "not his finest hour," President Roosevelt…

1942 San Francisco: Two Japanese boys awaiting the bus that will take them to an internment camp.  One wears an embroidered hat that reads: Remember Pearl Harbor.

1942 San Francisco: Two Japanese boys awaiting the bus that will take them to an internment camp. One wears an embroidered hat that reads: Remember Pearl Harbor.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection. Jackson Street block showing vacant stores after evacuation. Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, Washington.

Jackson Street block showing vacant stores after evacuation. Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, Washington.

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