Responses of non-Japanese Americans

The reactions of non-Japanese friends, neighbors and classmates were mixed. Some turned their heads and refused to recognize their former friends. Others believed the government propaganda and became outright hostile. Still others helped their Japanese American neighbors by storing belongings and driving them to the places where they were to be picked up. Perhaps only a handful of people understood the true implications of the course of events.

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Responses of non-Japanese Americans (131)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Asian American response to incarceration, Jewish response to incarceration

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Sign on a barbershop door in Parker, Arizona,
img Sign on a barbershop door in Parker, Arizona, "Japs keep out you rats" (ddr-csujad-7-2)
Barbershop in Parker, Arizona, with sign "Japs keep out your rats." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f02
G.S. Hantf, a barber in Kent, Washington (ddr-csujad-7-14)
img G.S. Hantf, a barber in Kent, Washington (ddr-csujad-7-14)
G.S. Hantf, a barber in Kent, Washington, who opposed the return of the incarcerees to their homes after the war, March 2, 1944. Photo shows him pointing to a sign "We don't want any Japs back here -- ever!" See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f14
Letter requesting exemption addressed to Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt from J.A.
doc Letter requesting exemption addressed to Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt from J.A. "Al" Johnson (ddr-one-3-12)
Copy of a letter sent to Lieutenant General J. L. DeWitt by J. A. "Al" Johnson. Asks for an exemption for the Kida family from Executive Order 9066 and attests to their loyalty to the United States.
Petition (ddr-one-3-11)
doc Petition (ddr-one-3-11)
Typed petition asking for an exemption from Executive Order 9066 on behalf of Kenjiro, Kay, and George Kida living in White Salmon, Washington. Signed by 67 members of the White Salmon community.
Letter denying exemption addressed to Sarah E. Pyatt from Captain Herman P. Goebel, Jr. (ddr-one-3-14)
doc Letter denying exemption addressed to Sarah E. Pyatt from Captain Herman P. Goebel, Jr. (ddr-one-3-14)
Return letter and envelope to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt from Captain Herman P. Goebel, Jr. of the Western Defense Command and the Fourth Army informing her that her request for the Kidas to be exempted from Executive Order 9066 has been rejected.
Letter requesting exemption addressed to Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt from Sarah
doc Letter requesting exemption addressed to Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt (ddr-one-3-13)
Letter to Lieutenant General J. L. DeWitt from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt (the letter is unsigned) asking for an exemption from Executive order 9066 for Miyuki "Kay" Kida. For response see ddr-one-3-14.
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