Formation and work

The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created on July 30, 1980 by an act of Congress. Formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the incarceration and to recommend appropriate remedies, the CWRIC had no power to correct grievances and was viewed as a "copout" by those fighting for more immediate redress. Still, hearings were conducted in 20 cities across the nation beginning in 1981, and in 1982 the CWRIC issued its report 'Personal Justice Denied.' It was an exhaustive work that combined the testimonies of former camp inmates given at the hearings and research conducted by a team led by Aiko Yoshinaga Herzig. Ultimately, the CWRIC recommended, among other things, $20,000 individual compensation to those incarcerated and a formal government apology. This recommendation would be the basis for the many redress bills that were to follow. *See the CWRIC collection under photos/documents for examples of the documents found by CWRIC researchers.

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Aiko Yoshinaga Herzig Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-16-5)
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Serving as a staff researcher for the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference …

Norman Mineta Interview Segment 5 (ddr-janm-13-3-5)
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The beginnings of the redress bill: recruiting key sponsors
Jim Tsujimura Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-23-11)
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The commission approach to redress and its importance in education the community and general public

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the …

Aiko Herzig Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1002-8-17)
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Discovering the missing "tenth copy" of John L. DeWitt's Final Report

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life …

William Marutani Interview Segment 6 (ddr-phljacl-1-14-6)
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Appointed to serve on the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of
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