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What Do They Say About Us?

What Do They Say About Us?

Detail of a bulletin board at the Manzanar Relocation Center, 1943. View full size. Photograph by Ansel Adams.

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The pencilled comments were very appropriate, as the relocation movement was strictly a West Coast phenomenon. The Japanese were not removed from Hawaii. It was only in places like California, with the help of Earl Warren, the AG of California and later Supreme Court justice, and in British Columbia, in Canada, that the relocations took place.

The service of Japanese Americans in the armed forces is now well known, but many relocated Japanese worked in war plants, on farms, etc. during the war, but not generally in California.

Heh... I love the

Heh... I love the penciled-in comment; people are always gonna be people! *grin*

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