Mass removal ("evacuation")

On March 2, 1942, Public Proclamation No. 1 began to appear on telephone poles and buildings. This was the first official notice Japanese Americans had of their immediate removal from the West Coast. The notices stated that they had six or seven days to prepare, and were to take only what they could carry. They were not told where they would be taken. People rushed to sell or store, in one week, property and belongings acquired over a lifetime. Some families tucked their valuables away in their attic or basement and locked the door, hoping to return soon. On the appointed "evacuation" day, thousands of Japanese Americans gathered at designated locations, with the numbered identification tags they had been issued tied to their coats. Watched by curious onlookers, they were met by armed soldiers and transported in buses, private cars, and trains to sixteen temporary "assembly centers" in California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona.

World War II (54)
Mass removal ("evacuation") (151)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Final Report, Japanese Evacuation from the West Coast, 1942 (book)

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An Oral History with Katsuma Mukaeda - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-56-1)
vh An Oral History with Katsuma Mukaeda - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-56-1)
Chairman of Japanese American Cultural Center and former president of Japanese Chamber of Commerce recounts conditions of prewar Los Angeles's Little Tokyo, its wartime conversion into a black community, postwar reestablishment as a Japanese-American cultural and commercial center. Includes comments on discriminatory legislation, prewar Japan-American relations. World War II removal and incarceration, camp conditions, wartime repatriation ...
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, ...
An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart ...
Community Analysis Notes, no. 1, January 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-84)
doc Community Analysis Notes, no. 1, January 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-84)
Titled as: From a Nisei who said "No." Account by an unnamed Community Analyst at Manzanar of the "life experience and viewpoints" influencing a young man's "No" response to the Army registration form's Question 28. The account stems from the analyst's notes, reproduced verbatim, from an exchange between the young man and the Hearing Board authorized ...
Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
doc Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
Oral history interview with Eric Andow. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ANDOW_ERIC
Relocation, your responsibility as a member of your community (ddr-csujad-7-32)
doc Relocation, your responsibility as a member of your community (ddr-csujad-7-32)
Text, in English and Japanese of a speech by James G. Lindley regarding the "responsibilities" of incarcerated Japanese-Americans. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_Speech
Grandfather and his grandchildren waiting to be interned (ddr-csujad-7-7)
img Grandfather and his grandchildren waiting to be interned (ddr-csujad-7-7)
A grandfather and his grandchildren waiting to be incarcerated, Hayward, California, May 8, 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f07
Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
doc Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
Oral history interview with Aiko Bessie Ezaki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Ezaki, Bessie
Shizuka Dobashi (ddr-csujad-8-8)
doc Shizuka Dobashi (ddr-csujad-8-8)
Oral history interview with Shizuka Dobashi. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Dobashi, Shinzuka
Iwao Kodama (ddr-csujad-8-28)
doc Iwao Kodama (ddr-csujad-8-28)
A statement by Iwao Kodama. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Kodama, Iwao
Buntaro Aoki (ddr-csujad-8-3)
doc Buntaro Aoki (ddr-csujad-8-3)
Oral history interview with Buntaro Aoki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Aoki, Buntaro
Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
doc Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
Oral history interview with Kenji Tashiro. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Tashiro, Kenji
Katsuso and Hatsuno Arifuku (ddr-csujad-8-5)
doc Katsuso and Hatsuno Arifuku (ddr-csujad-8-5)
Oral history interview with Katsuso and Hatsuno Arifuku. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Arifuku, Katsuso and Hatsuno
Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
doc Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
Oral history interview with Fred Hirasuna. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hirasuna, Fred
Stanley Masashi Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-46)
doc Stanley Masashi Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-46)
Oral history interview with Stanley Masashi Nagata. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nagata, Stanley Masashi
Kichizo Morita (ddr-csujad-8-42)
doc Kichizo Morita (ddr-csujad-8-42)
Oral history interview with Kichizo Morita. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Morita, Kichizo
Japanese American News clippings, September 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-17)
doc Japanese American News clippings, September 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-17)
News clippings which describe the life of the Japanese American people moved from the Pacific Coast to different parts of the country and other significant events. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-08_01
Japanese American News Clippings, August 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-16)
doc Japanese American News Clippings, August 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-16)
This document contains news clippings and articles about Japanese Americans from different tabloids describing significant events like the "first Mass Evacuation" which took place in the United States and how the Japanese people adjusted to the new way of life in the War Relocation Centers during the period of August 1943. See this object in the ...
Michi Weglyn was noted activist who wrote redress 'bible' (ddr-csujad-24-132)
doc Michi Weglyn was noted activist who wrote redress 'bible' (ddr-csujad-24-132)
An obituary of Michi Weglyn written by Takeshi Nakayama and published in the Japanese American newspaper "Rafu Shimpo" on April 27, 1999. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_09_017
Years of infamy: the untold story of America's concentration camps (ddr-csujad-24-125)
doc Years of infamy: the untold story of America's concentration camps (ddr-csujad-24-125)
A listing for Michi Weglyn's book "Years of Infamy" from 1998 on Amazon.com. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_09_010
Letter from James Landis, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, William Morrow and Company to Harry Honda, Pacific Citizen, December 18, 1990 (ddr-csujad-24-114)
doc Letter from James Landis, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, William Morrow and Company to Harry Honda, Pacific Citizen, December 18, 1990 (ddr-csujad-24-114)
A letter from James Landis to Harry Honda informing him that "Pacific Citizen," a publication of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), incorrectly described Michi Weglyn's book "Years of Infamy" as out of print. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_08_016
Letter from William Hohri to Amerasia Journal, August 13, 1977 (ddr-csujad-24-84)
doc Letter from William Hohri to Amerasia Journal, August 13, 1977 (ddr-csujad-24-84)
A letter from William Hohri to the editor of Amerasia Journal criticizing an unfavorable review of Michi Weglyn's book "Years of Infamy." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_07_001
[Tribute to Michi Weglyn delivered at Washington State University on March 26, 1988] (ddr-csujad-24-14)
doc [Tribute to Michi Weglyn delivered at Washington State University on March 26, 1988] (ddr-csujad-24-14)
A tribute to Michi Nishiura Weglyn delivered at Washington State University on March 26, 1988. The author writes about the impact of Weglyn's 1976 book "Years of Infamy." The document also describes Weglyn's process of research, writing, and publishing the book. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_014
Letter from Michi and Walter Weglyn to Frank Chin, December 18, 1987 (ddr-csujad-24-34)
doc Letter from Michi and Walter Weglyn to Frank Chin, December 18, 1987 (ddr-csujad-24-34)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin discussing Asian American studies professor Gary Okihiro's critical review of Weglyn's book "Years of Infamy." Weglyn describes this review as "fronting for Roger Daniels." Weglyn criticizes a book called "Moses," presumably she is referring to the book "They Call Me Moses Masaoka" by Mike Masaoka and Bill Hosokawa, ...
Tribute to the life of Michi Nishiura Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-130)
doc Tribute to the life of Michi Nishiura Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-130)
An announcement for a tribute to Michi Weglyn, organized by her friends in San Francisco. The following people are listed as hosts of the event: Clifford Uyeda, Kiku Funabiki, Wayne M. Collins, Kenji G. Taguma, Rosalyn Tonai, Toshiko Kawamoto, Grace Shimizu, Fumie Shimada, Mits Koshiyama, Jean Ishibashi, Audee Kochiyama-Holman. See this object in the California State ...
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