Japanese Internment in the US

Today is the 70th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by FDR, that’s the order that led to the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. More than 60% of those interned were US citizens and many of the others were not allowed to become citizens. It was not one of the better moments in US history and thus needs to be remembered so it’s not repeated.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Robin Helweg-Larsen
    Feb 29, 2012 @ 04:02:06

    The same thing happened in Canada, specifically British Columbia. In the farming town of Mission where I lived for many years, my impression is this:

    1/3 of the land was owned by Japanese-Canadians, they were interned in the Interior and on the Prairies and their land was sold at 10 cents on the dollar. It made some Anglo-Canadians very wealthy.


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