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 (215)
Mass removal ("evacuation") (240)

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

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Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
doc Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
Oral history interview with Dr. Frank Nishio. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NISHIO_FRANK
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
Hugo Kaji interview (ddr-csujad-6-9)
doc Hugo Kaji interview (ddr-csujad-6-9)
Oral history interview with Hugo Kaji. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KAJI_HUGO
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
Masuji and Kaneko Katano (ddr-csujad-8-27)
doc Masuji and Kaneko Katano (ddr-csujad-8-27)
Oral history interview with Masuji and Kaneko Katano. 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 Katano, Masuji and Kaneko
Hisashi Hayakawa (ddr-csujad-8-21)
doc Hisashi Hayakawa (ddr-csujad-8-21)
Oral history interview with Hisashi Hayakawa. 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 Hayakawa, Hisashi
Harry Nomura (ddr-csujad-8-54)
doc Harry Nomura (ddr-csujad-8-54)
Oral history interview with Harry Nomura. 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 Nomura, Harry
Shigeo Hirahara (ddr-csujad-8-86)
doc Shigeo Hirahara (ddr-csujad-8-86)
Oral history interview with Shigeo Hirahara. 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 Hirahara, Shigeo
Naomi Tagawa (ddr-csujad-8-69)
doc Naomi Tagawa (ddr-csujad-8-69)
Oral history interview with Naomi Tagawa. 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 Tagawa, Naomi
Hiroshi Mayeda (ddr-csujad-8-40)
doc Hiroshi Mayeda (ddr-csujad-8-40)
Oral history interview with Hiroshi Mayeda [Maeda]. 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 Mayeda, Hiroshi
Giri: kodomo no tame ni = For the sake of the children (ddr-csujad-23-1)
doc Giri: kodomo no tame ni = For the sake of the children (ddr-csujad-23-1)
Interview transcripts from oral histories with Sonoma County Japanese American families. Conducted by Sonoma County JACL Oral History Project. The book was published in 2003. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: lp041-01-012
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: …
Michi N. Weglyn, 72, advocate for interned Japanese-Americans (ddr-csujad-24-126)
doc Michi N. Weglyn, 72, advocate for interned Japanese-Americans (ddr-csujad-24-126)
An obituary for Michi Weglyn written by Eric Page with a note from Kimmie Ito written on it. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_09_011
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
[Graduation speech by Michi Weglyn] (ddr-csujad-24-19)
doc [Graduation speech by Michi Weglyn] (ddr-csujad-24-19)
A graduation speech by Michi Weglyn explaining why she wrote "Years of Infamy." She also discusses Japanese American and Japanese Latin American internment. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_019
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
JA community mourns death of historian and activist Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-129)
doc JA community mourns death of historian and activist Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-129)
An obituary of Michi Weglyn written by her lifelong friend Sachi W. Seko and published in "Pacific Citizen," the newspaper of the Japanese American Citizens league (JACL). The article is an emotional tribute to Weglyn and a vivid description of the end of her life. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies (ddr-csujad-24-25)
doc Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies (ddr-csujad-24-25)
This brochure that explains the purpose of the Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies. The brochure includes a brief biography of Michi Weglyn and an assessment of the impact of her book "Years of Infamy." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_025
Letter from Monica Sone to Michi Weglyn, August 17, 1986 (ddr-csujad-24-42)
doc Letter from Monica Sone to Michi Weglyn, August 17, 1986 (ddr-csujad-24-42)
A letter from Monica Sone to Michi Weglyn in which describes the impact that Weglyn's book "Years of Infamy" had on her. Sone also talks about Frank Chin and his roll in the redress movement. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_02_001
Letter from Mits Koshiyama to Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-35)
doc Letter from Mits Koshiyama to Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-35)
A letter from Mits Koshiyama to Michi Weglyn thanking her for her letter and praising her courage for writing "Years of Infamy." Koshiyama also discusses both their experiences being incarcerated during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_035
Years of Infamy by Michi Nishiura Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-173)
doc Years of Infamy by Michi Nishiura Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-173)
A flyer for an event on February 21, 1998 celebrating Michi Weglyn and her book "Years of Infamy." The event was put on by the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations and Friends of Michi Weglyn. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_74_01_006
Letter to Michi Weglyn from unknown author (ddr-csujad-24-48)
doc Letter to Michi Weglyn from unknown author (ddr-csujad-24-48)
A letter to Michi Weglyn possibly from Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga about the effect of Weglyn's book "Years of Infamy" on Jack Herzig, and Herzig's conversations with General Bendetsen about the Manzanar Pilgrimage. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_02_007
Letter from [Frank] Chin to Paul [Tsuneishi], December 23, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-178)
doc Letter from [Frank] Chin to Paul [Tsuneishi], December 23, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-178)
A letter to Paul [Tsuneishi] from [Frank] Chin about planning the speakers and the media outreach for "Michi Day," the event to celebrate author Michi Weglyn and her book "Years of Infamy." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_74_01_011
Remembering Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-131)
doc Remembering Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-131)
An obituary of Michi Weglyn written by her lifelong friend Sachi W. Seko and published in Japanese American newspaper "Rafu Shimpo" on April 27, 1999. The article is an emotional tribute to Weglyn and a vivid description of the end of her life. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Michi Weglyn: 'Japanese American's conscience' (ddr-csujad-24-128)
doc Michi Weglyn: 'Japanese American's conscience' (ddr-csujad-24-128)
An obituary for Michi Weglyn published in "Rafu Shimpo" on Thursday, April 29, 1999. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_09_013
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