"Evacuation Day"

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.

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Saying goodbye to dog during mass removal (ddr-densho-34-53)
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Mr. and Mrs. Moji (inside truck) with their dog King. The Mojis had to leave King behind during mass removal since pets were not allowed in the concentration camps.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-24)
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Mr. and Mrs. Moji (inside truck) and their dog, King. Japanese Americans were not allowed to take family pets with them to camp and, if they were lucky, left the animals with friends or neighbors. King was very devoted to the Mojis, as this photo indicates. Apparently, the husky bared his fangs at soldiers who tried …
Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-16)
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Sumiko Furuta of Bainbridge Island, Washington, on a special ferry to Seattle. From Seattle, she will board a train headed for Manzanar Assembly Center, California.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-22)
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Fumi Hayashida holding her sleeping daughter, Natalie.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-19)
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Yoshie Terayama (left) and Ritsuko Terayama (middle) with a friend from school. Original museum cataloging information: Japanese-American women with Caucasian woman at assembly point.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-20)
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Japanese Americans walk down the Eagledale ferry dock to catch a special ferry to Seattle.
Child waiting with baggage (ddr-densho-37-436)
img Child waiting with baggage (ddr-densho-37-436)
Original WRA caption: A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry waits with the family baggage before leaving by bus for an assembly center in the spring of 1942.
Military zone sign (ddr-densho-37-454)
img Military zone sign (ddr-densho-37-454)
Original WRA caption: Lancaster, California. Sign on main street designating military zone.
Japanese American baggage (ddr-densho-37-586)
img Japanese American baggage (ddr-densho-37-586)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Baggage belonging to evacuees of Japanese ancestry has been brought to the park in the center of town ready to be trucked to the Salinas Assembly center where evacuees from this district will await transfer to a War Relocation Authority center to spend the duration.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-37-585)
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Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancesty wait for the bus which will take them to the Salinas Assembly center. They will later be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Assembly of baggage (ddr-densho-37-581)
img Assembly of baggage (ddr-densho-37-581)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Baggage is being assembled to be taken by truck to the Salinas Assembly center where evacuees from this area will await transfer to a War Relocation Authority center.
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