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.

Mass removal ("evacuation") (152)

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

151 items
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
Selected article titles: "Isaac Honored" (p. 1), "Birth of Amerasia" (p. 1), "Hoover's Yellow Peril" (p. 2), "Dawn of Awakening" (p. 2), "UCLA Sells Out" (p. 5), "Potential for What" (p. 5), "The Failure of Democracy in a Time of Crisis" (p. 6-7).
Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-5)
doc Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-5)
Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter discussing mass removal and the need to sell their car. Also included, a document for the lost title and registration cards.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 15 (October 8, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 15 (October 8, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-40)
Selected article titles: "Government Used Census Data to Intern Nikkei, Says Toland" (pp. 1, 5), "Journalists Trade Views After U.S.-Japan Exchange Program" (p. 2), "East Wind: A 'Rashomon' View of Nisei Week Queens" (p. 5), and "Seattle Church Heads for Japan Museum" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 1 (July 4, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-26)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 1 (July 4, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-26)
Selected article titles: "Hearing on Aleut Redress Slated" (p. 1), "Seabrook: A Story of Resilience" (pp. 1, 8), "History Students Get First-Hand Account of Japanese American WW2 Experience" (p. 3), and "The PC Editor Search" (pp. 5, 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 24 (December 15, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 24 (December 15, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-50)
Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: American Image of Japan" (p. 1), "Final Report of U.S. Civil Rights Commission Urges All Branches of Government to Exert More Effort and Leadership Against Bias" (p. 1), "American Legion Press Release Recalls Hysteria Against Nisei in Pearl Harbor Feature; Tells of Heroism and Loyalty During War" (p. 3), and "Lesson ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 1 (July 7, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 1 (July 7, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-27)
Selected article titles: "TV Station Apologizes for Anti-Nisei Film" (p. 1), "Senate Passes Bill to Allow Issei Widow to Remain in U.S., Was to Be Deported" (p. 1), "'Command Decision': Evacuation, Part 6" (p. 1), and "Nisei Americans Show Interest in Visit of Prime Minister Ikeda to Washington; Japan Recognized as Hope in Far East" (p. ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 20 (November 11, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-45)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 20 (November 11, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-45)
Select article titles: "SJR 20 wins in close race" (p. 1); "Coordinator of House tribute to Nisei veterans to be guest at MIS reunion" (p. 1); "Retired Chief Justice Gibson labels Evacuation as black page in history" (p. 2); "New Yorker article on Evacuation cited" (p. 5).
Scrapbook (ddr-densho-361-1)
img Scrapbook (ddr-densho-361-1)
Written on tape on cover: "This scrapbook is original--1942 Nobuko Omoto (Sakai) Bainbridge Island, WA. Please handle with care."
Kiichi Tange interview (ddr-csujad-6-30)
doc Kiichi Tange interview (ddr-csujad-6-30)
Oral history interview with Kiichi Tange. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TANGE_KIICHI
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
Fresno West Side (ddr-csujad-8-13)
doc Fresno West Side (ddr-csujad-8-13)
Oral history interview with Mr. Nori Masuda, Mrs. Masako Inada, Mrs. Fumi Nakajima, and Mrs. Setsu 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 Fresno West Side
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
Letter from Allan R. Bosworth, Captain, U.S. Navy, to Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-51)
doc Letter from Allan R. Bosworth, Captain, U.S. Navy, to Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-51)
A letter from Allan R. Bosworth to Michi Weglyn in which Bosworth states that he will not read Weglyn's book "Years of Infamy: the Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps" because he believes that story has already been told. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_02_010
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
Letter from Gary Okihiro, professor, Department of Asian American Studies at Cornell University to Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-9)
doc Letter from Gary Okihiro, professor, Department of Asian American Studies at Cornell University to Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-9)
A letter from Asian American studies professor Gary Okihiro to Michi Weglyn apologizing for a critical review he wrote of her book "Years of Infamy" in 1977. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_009
National Coalition for Redress/Reparations and Friends of Michi Weglyn present day of remembrance (ddr-csujad-24-175)
doc National Coalition for Redress/Reparations and Friends of Michi Weglyn present day of remembrance (ddr-csujad-24-175)
A flyer for a tribute to Michi Weglyn and her book "Years of Infamy," on February 21, 1998. The event was put on by the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations and Friends of Michi Weglyn. The flyer includes acknowledgements and a schedule of events. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ...
[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
An Oral History with Lillie Y. McCabe, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-16)
av An Oral History with Lillie Y. McCabe, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-16)
An oral history with Lillie Y. McCabe, an incarceree at the Santa Anita Temporary Assembly Center and the Granada (Amache) incarceration camp. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The interview covers her childhood in Hollister, California, her family background; moving to Los Angeles, California in 1920 ...
An Oral History with Woodrow Odanaka (ddr-csujad-29-14)
av An Oral History with Woodrow Odanaka (ddr-csujad-29-14)
Impressions of a Nisei concerning pre-World War II family produce business in Los Angeles, California; removal to Santa Anita Assembly Center in California, and the Granada incarceration camp in Colorado; wartime college experiences in Minnesota; and Army military intelligence duties in the Philippines and occupied Japan. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral ...
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 3 February 20, 1942- March 31, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-3)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 3 February 20, 1942- March 31, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-3)
Volume 3 divides into 4 sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: Section 1 contains archival documents from February 20, 1942 to March 19, 1942 regarding the basic decision of how to remove more than 100,000 human beings which was delegated to General De Witt and his staff. Section 2 contains ...
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