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Caretaker, Mary Ogawa, making preparations to close the Nagamine home, Los Angeles, California, 11 April 1942, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Caretaker, Mary Ogawa, making preparations to close the Nagamine home, Los Angeles, California, 11 April 1942, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo of the Mochida family awaiting the evacuation bus that will take them to a Japanese American Relocation Camp. Source: National Archives photograph; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “World War II Japanese American Relocation Camp Newspapers.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/world-war-ii-japanese-american-relocation-camp-newspapers.html

Members of the Mochida family awaiting evacuation bus and eventually placed in an internment camp… Mochida operated a nursery and five greenhouses on a two-acre site in Eden Township

Harry [i.e., Henry] Hanawa, mechanic, Manzanar Relocation Center, California

Harry [i.e., Henry] Hanawa, mechanic, Manzanar Relocation Center, California

May 8, 1942 - Ibuki Hibi, 5, holds her doll and waits with her mother, Hisako Hibi, 35, as they stand with the family's luggage in downtown Hayward, California. The Hibi family was being taken to the Tanforan Assembly Center. When they arrived at Tanforan they lived in a horse stall. Ibuki said, " We saw big piles of hay in the room and thought it is for the horse to eat, but was told it was to stuff a mattress for sleeping."  Dorothea Lange photo

Moving Photographs of Japanese American Internees, Then and Now "We were citizens, but now we were not." Photographs by Paul Kitagaki Jr.

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Governmental Notice to Japanese Canadians. What happened to Japanese-Americans in the US also happened in Canada to Japanese-Canadians largely due to public pressure.

February 19, 1942 under Executive Order 9066, approximately 110,000 Japanese were interned. Of those interned, 62% were American citizens.

Japanese Americans in front of poster with internment orders. Photograph by War Relocation Authority. From the US Department of the Interior, National Archives. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Japanese family heads and persons living alone, form a line outside Civil Control Station located in the Japanese American Citizens League Auditorium at 2031 Bush Street, to appear for "processing" in response to Civilian Exclusion Order Number 20, San Francisco, 25 April 1942. From Central Photographic File of the War Relocation Authority. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Japanese family heads and persons living alone, form a line outside Civil Control Station located in the Japanese American Citizens League Auditorium to appear for "processing" in response to Civilian Exclusion Order.

Japanese Internment Camps Propaganda | Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Headlines of San Francisco Examiner with details of Japanese relocation, San Francisco, California, 26 Feb 1942 (US National Archives) - those horrible internment camps

Ansel Adams, Portrait of Joyce Yuki Nakamura at Manzanar, 1943 ...

Manzanar: In many instances, Adams took portraits of the people whose daily lives he photographed, like this one of the same little girl, Joyce Yuki Nakamura.

Making camouflage nets for the War Department, Manzanar Relocation Center, 1 July 1942, Dorothea Lange, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Women at Manzanar Internment Camp. Manzanar, CA By Dorothea Lange, Photographer for the War Relocation Authority.

Japanese-American school girl awaiting evacuation, San Francisco, 1942, Dorothea Lange (original photo NARA via Wikimedia Commons)

Many evacuated children attended Raphael Weill Public School, in San Francisco, California. Rachel Karumi, photographed here in will be among them.

Reading bulletins in Japanese language in "Little Tokyo" when residents of Japanese ancestry were instructed to evacuate. They will be assigned to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. 11 April 1942, Clem Albers, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Reading bulletins in Japanese language in "Little Tokyo" when residents of Japanese ancestry were instructed to evacuate. They will be assigned to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. 11 April 1942, Clem Albers, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Lone Pine, California, 1 April 1942, Clem Albers, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Lone Pine, California, 1 April Clem Albers, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

A young Japanese girl at Manzanar Relocation Center, Dorothea Lange, 2 July 1942, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

A young Japanese girl at Manzanar Relocation Center, Dorothea Lange, 2 July 1942, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

"Little evacuee", Manzanar Relocation Center, 2 July 1942, Dorothea Lange, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

"Little evacuee", Manzanar Relocation Center, 2 July Dorothea Lange, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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