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evacuation meaning they were brought into dem camps or whatever they were? i really have no information on american history
Evacuated as to internment camps? United States trickery
For a relatively self-made wealthy man it must have been galling (putting it mildly) to have to evacuate with such a pitiful amount of personal belongings
Yes it was very wrong to do this to them
Tough time for the USA. My grandmother was sent to Heart Mountain in Wyoming and had to leave everything behind. Luckily, she had neighbors who watched the house in Los Angeles and kept it from getting looted. Funnily enough, she talks about that period as "that’s just the way it was" and doesn’t emote any anger or sadness towards the US govt.
I believe you mean sent to internment camps
Forcibly interned in camps, you mean.
People give a lot of shit for Japanese internment camps, but it was only in response to Japanese citizens in Hawaii acting as spies for the Japanese attack on pearl harbour. It was a preventative measure to stop it happening more on the west coast which was particularly vulnerable to Japanese attack.
Although it was an evil act, it sadly was a seen as a necessary evil at the time, and is often used to overshadow or just replace the atrocities the Japanese themselves committed
That’s a very good quality photo – they must’ve used Nikon or Canon.
The united states government forcibly kidnapped American citizens, made them abandon their homes most of their possessions, and placed them in open air jails because of their place of birth.
Im going to repost this tomorrow with a corrected title to say "awaiting internment camps" and reap 4x your karma
one of the most shameful parts of american history, Never forget.
>…awaiting evacuation bus. …waiting bus for mandatory internment camp so their former neighbors can steal their land & property.
My guess is OP is repeating the original caption on the photo and doesn’t understand the connection of Japanese farmer family, California and the date.
Unbelievably shameful moment in my country’s history.
Such a disgraceful event in US history.
I grew up right next to Hayward, and my grandfather told me stories about many of his friends and neighbors suddenly being shipped off. He was too young at the time to understand the crime that our government was committing.
Shameful event. FDR would probably be my favorite president of not for this.
I love my country, but it’s a damn shame to see that even those minorities who are literally living the American dream being shuttled off, having a significant portion of their lives shuttered by the government. Obviously the Japanese were not treated as horribly as the Jews, but to not see the juxtaposition of this to what the Nazis Germany were doing, or to what the Japanese themselves did to their political prisoners is to turn a blind eye. America tends to copy what many authoritarian regimes have done in micro-scale, and then uses that fact to deflect all blame.
Evacuation is more an euphemism here… It is called deportation!
This was done all over the west coast, all the way up to British Columbia.
My great grandfather owned Moneta Nursery in Gardena, CA. Sold wholesale to local markets and landscapers. When they got the notice he sold pieces for pennies. They returned after the war to a trailer park and no work. 4 sons, 5 daughters, and a wife. All shipped off to Amache, Colorado. My grand-uncle, Kiyoshi was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor.