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- John Lukacs

George Takei, commemorate Japanese-American internment - The Washington Post


Tomorrow marks the 70th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066.  Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, EO 9066 lead to the internment of approximately 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans for the duration of World War II.  

When you’re done with the Washington Post article, head over to The National Archives and check out the Japanese American Gallery. 

(I should add that other groups fell under the jurisdiction of this document.  Americans of German and Italian ancestry were targeted as well.  I do not know any details of how their treatment echoed with that of Japanese Americans)

I also recommend the PBS documentary Children of the Camps and of course the actual document courtesy of the National Archives.  

Posted February 19th, 2012 with 5 notes .