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Memo from J.R. Deane to John McCloy (ddr-densho-67-50)
doc Memo from J.R. Deane to John McCloy (ddr-densho-67-50)
Memo from J.R. Deane to John McCloy officially rescinding the previous order to evacuate Hawaiian Japanese to the mainland. This new order states that any person of Japanese ancestry "considered as potentially dangerous to national security" will be interned in Hawaii.
Memo to John J. McCloy from Dwight Eisenhower (ddr-densho-67-67)
doc Memo to John J. McCloy from Dwight Eisenhower (ddr-densho-67-67)
Memo to John J. McCloy from Dwight Eisenhower on Hawaiian-Japanese evacuation plans. States that evacuation and detention "in a concentration camp" has been approved, including "enemy aliens" and U.S. citizens.
Memo from Dillon Myer to Secretary of War Henry Stimson (ddr-densho-67-78)
doc Memo from Dillon Myer to Secretary of War Henry Stimson (ddr-densho-67-78)
Memo from Dillon Myer to Secretary of War Henry Stimson regarding DeWitt's Final Report. Myer summarizes DeWitt's reoprt, focusing on his justifications of military necessity: illicit communications and ship-to-shore signaling. Quotes parts of DeWitt's report where he discusses the threat of the Japanese on the West Coast. In summary, Myer suggests that the ...
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doc Memo: "Summary of Report on Loyal West Coast Japanese" (ddr-densho-67-8)
Memorandum from John Franklin Carter summarizing Curtis Munson's reports regarding the Japanese Americans on the West Coast.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Case file for Keizaburo Koyama. Page 2 of 4. (ddr-one-5-170)
doc Federal Bureau of Investigation Case file for Keizaburo Koyama. Page 2 of 4. (ddr-one-5-170)
Photocopy of a declassified file on Keizaburo Koyama by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This page goes into greater detail the reasoning for interning Koyama. The FBI has labeled the Fatherland Society as "one of the most aggressive and active of the Japanese nationalist organizations...It's members are selected by reason of their intense loyalty ...
Reconsideration page 2 of 2 (ddr-one-5-162)
doc Reconsideration page 2 of 2 (ddr-one-5-162)
Photocopy of a declassified document labeled "RECONSIDERATION." The writer states that he would have recommended parole based on he and his family being Methodist and his son a member of the Boy Scouts, but due to his membership in Sokoku Kai, he believes that Keizaburo Koyama should be interned.
Department of Justice Alien Enemy Hearing Board Report and Recommendation page 1 of 4 (ddr-one-5-153)
doc Department of Justice Alien Enemy Hearing Board Report and Recommendation page 1 of 4 (ddr-one-5-153)
Photocopy of a declassified report detailing the reasoning behind the recommendation that Dr. Keizaburo Koyama be interned as an alien enemy. The first page notes those individuals that wrote on his behalf, but since their letters were not in affidavit form, they failed to comply with the Department's regulations for the conduct of alien hearings ...
Memo by General DeWitt (ddr-densho-67-81)
doc Memo by General DeWitt (ddr-densho-67-81)
Memo by General DeWitt regarding evacuation of "enemy aliens" on the West Coast. DeWitt comments on a program for evacuation as decided by the California House of Representatives and agrees that the Army and not the Justice Department should control evacuation. Suggests that the Attorney General is not doing an adequate job. He indicates that he ...
Memo to Frank Knox from the Vice Chief of Naval Operations (ddr-densho-67-85)
doc Memo to Frank Knox from the Vice Chief of Naval Operations (ddr-densho-67-85)
Memo to Frank Knox from the Vice Chief of Naval Operations regarding the Nisei. Suggests that the nisei should not enlist in the armed services except for a select few in Intelligence. Also agrees with a previous statement that 85 percent of the Nisei are loyal. Wants the government to encourage loyalty of the nisei for ...
Series of responses to a letter (ddr-densho-67-46)
doc Series of responses to a letter (ddr-densho-67-46)
A series of responses to a letter written by Congressman Charles F. Ayer to John W. McCormack regarding the "Jap menace" in Hawaii. Urges the evacuation of all Japanese from Hawaii to the mainland to protect from invasion. McCormack forwards this letter to Henry L. Stimson. Thos. T. Handy, assistant chief of staff, forwards the McCormack ...
Memo from James Fly to Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-77)
doc Memo from James Fly to Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-77)
Memo from James Fly to Francis Biddle on the incompetence of the Army's Intelligence division. Fly informs Biddle that all of the Army's reports on illegal radio signaling were false. Suggests that the Army's Radio Intelligence Division was so inept that they consistently misinterpreted data, which was unquestioned by J.L. DeWitt. Calls ...
Letter from Edward Ennis (ddr-densho-67-126)
doc Letter from Edward Ennis (ddr-densho-67-126)
Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Hughes from Edward Ennis. Ennis is responding to a letter written by the couple protesting internment. Ennis assures them that the government will not take away the constitutional rights of Japanese Americans.
Telephone conversation between General DeWitt, General Gullion and Colonel Bendetsen (ddr-densho-67-118)
doc Telephone conversation between General DeWitt, General Gullion and Colonel Bendetsen (ddr-densho-67-118)
Transcript of a telephone conversation between General DeWitt, General Gullion and Colonel Bendetsen on evacuation. They are discussing a pending press release on the alleged subversive activities on the West Coast. They want to change the press release to favor mass evacuation of all people of Japanese ancestry.
Memo from John Burling to Philip Glick (ddr-densho-67-116)
doc Memo from John Burling to Philip Glick (ddr-densho-67-116)
Memo from John Burling to Philip Glick on a WRA memo called "validity of detention." Burling critiques the WRA memo -- written in connection to the Korematsu brief -- because of its reliance on DeWitt's Final Report. States that it is also based on heresay and rumors that were never proved to be true, such as fifth ...
Transcript of conversation between Col. Bendetsen and Lt. Hall (ddr-densho-67-49)
doc Transcript of conversation between Col. Bendetsen and Lt. Hall (ddr-densho-67-49)
Conversation between Col. Bendetsen and Lt. Hall on General Emmons and his powers regarding evacuation to the mainland. They discuss how Emmons does not wish to evacuate more than 3,000 Japanese. References to his relationship to the Hawaiian economy are made. They also discuss legal technicalities of Hawaiian evacuation - what powers General Emmons possesses and ...
Letter to General DeWitt from Gov. E. P. Carville about Japanese evacuation (ddr-densho-67-72)
doc Letter to General DeWitt from Gov. E. P. Carville about Japanese evacuation (ddr-densho-67-72)
Letter to General DeWitt from Gov. E. P. Carville about Japanese evacuation. Gov. Carville is concerned that the "enemy aliens" would be let loose in his state. He would allow Japanese in his state only if they were put in "concentration camps."
Letter by John L. DeWitt:
doc Letter by John L. DeWitt: "Separation of Kibei from Nisei" (ddr-densho-67-24)
Letter written by John L. DeWitt, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, to Chief of Staff, U.S. Army. DeWitt's conclusions: co-mingling of Kibei with Nisei is dangerous, and Kibei are a threat to national security. Recommends that the War Department institute a policy which would separate the Kibei from the Nisei, forfeit the U.S ...
Memo from Lt. Hall to John McCloy (ddr-densho-67-53)
doc Memo from Lt. Hall to John McCloy (ddr-densho-67-53)
Memo from Lt. Hall to John McCloy on possible consequences of evacuating and repatriating Hawaiian Japanese. Namely that they will either come into contact with enemy spies on the mainland or they will go back to Japan with crucial information. Suggests waiting four months before evacuating and repatriating and after that confining them to "concentration camps ...
Letter titled:
doc Letter titled: "General Sabotage" (ddr-densho-67-37)
Letter from James Hughes, Captain, M.I.D. Intelligence Officer. States that an informant of Japanese ancestry gave information that there would be a signal given for a general wave of sabotage participated in by Germans, Italians, and Japanese.
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