Japanese Americans registering for mass removal

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ddr-densho-151-61 (Legacy UID: denshopd-i151-00061)

Dorothea Lange Collection

Original WRA caption: Residents of Japanese ancestry appear for registration prior to evacuation. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Updated Library of Congress summary: "Photograph shows Shizuko Ina standing behind others waiting to be assigned a "family number" before being removed from their homes and incarcerated in a detention facility at Tanforan Racetrack. She was later moved with her husband, Itaru Ina (1914-1977) to a concentration camp in Topaz, Utah, and then to Tule Lake Segregation Center, near Newell in Northern California. The family was separated in July 1945 when Itaru was transferred to Fort Lincoln, a Department of Justice camp for "enemy aliens" in Bismarck, North Dakota, and reunited in April 1946 at Crystal City, Texas. (Source: Satsuki Ina, daughter of Shizuko Ina, February 2020)."

Apr 25, 1942


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Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

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