Hearings

The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created on July 30, 1980, by an act of Congress. The CWRIC was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the incarceration and to recommend appropriate remedies. Hearings were conducted by the CWRIC in 20 cities across the nation beginning in 1981. Testimonies of former camp inmates given at these hearings -- along with exhaustive research -- provided the basis for the CWRIC report 'Personal Justice Denied.' These hearings were the turning point of the redress movement. Former opponents of redress were won over after the hearings. The often emotional testimony was also a catharsis for the Japanese American community, as many former incarceration camp survivors spoke of their experience in public for the first time.

Redress and reparations (932)
Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) (58)
Hearings (134)

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Arthur Yakabi's Testimony to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-401-2)
doc Arthur Yakabi's Testimony to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-401-2)
Copy of Arthur Yakabi's testimony to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians detailing his experiences being departed from Peru and sent to verious American Concentation Camps.
Letter requesting testimony of Arthur Yakabi to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-401-1)
doc Letter requesting testimony of Arthur Yakabi to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-401-1)
Letter from the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians asking Arthur Yakabi to provide testimony at the New York Hearings on November 23, 1981.
Letter to Paul Bannai from John J. McCloy (ddr-densho-122-287)
doc Letter to Paul Bannai from John J. McCloy (ddr-densho-122-287)
Regarding Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment (CWRIC) hearings
doc "Repairing America" - chapter 18 (ddr-densho-122-248)
Notes from the San Francisco Hearing of the CWRIC, author unknown.
Letter to Milton S. Eisenhower, Director WRA from Mike Masaoka (ddr-densho-122-270)
doc Letter to Milton S. Eisenhower, Director WRA from Mike Masaoka (ddr-densho-122-270)
Copy of letter with recommendations for establishing and administering relocation camps.
Letter to Frank Abe from Frank Chin (ddr-densho-122-201)
doc Letter to Frank Abe from Frank Chin (ddr-densho-122-201)
Notes on Commission for Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) hearings, Mike Masaoka. Personal information redacted.
Letter to Frank Abe from Frank Chin (ddr-densho-122-204)
doc Letter to Frank Abe from Frank Chin (ddr-densho-122-204)
Notes about Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) hearings, Chin's play "The Big Aieeee. . . " and Mike Masaoka.
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