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Memo regarding DeWitt's Final Report (ddr-densho-67-101)
doc Memo regarding DeWitt's Final Report (ddr-densho-67-101)
Memo from Edward Ennis to Francis Biddle regarding DeWitt's Final Report. Ennis describes how the War Department tried to keep the report away from the Department of Justice until he saw it by accident. Ennis is protesting the way that DeWitt portrayed the Attorney General and the Justice Department. He suggests that they convince the War …
Letter from Francis Biddle to James Fly (ddr-densho-67-100)
doc Letter from Francis Biddle to James Fly (ddr-densho-67-100)
Letter from Francis Biddle to James Fly inquiring about the accuracy of DeWitt's Final Report. Biddle is concerned with the report because of its importance in evacuation decision and because Department of Justice investigations found it baseless. Biddle specifically wants to know if the Federal Communications Commission also investigated the alleged ship-to-shore contacting and if DeWitt …
Memo to President Roosevelt from Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-88)
doc Memo to President Roosevelt from Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-88)
Memo to President Roosevelt from Francis Biddle regarding resettlement. Pg 1: Biddle discusses the current resettlement situation and suggests that anti-Japanese press is impeding relocation. Pg 2: Biddle discusses the negative portrayal of the War Relocation Authority (WRA), especially from the Tule Lake riots and the alleged coddling of evacuees. Pg 3: Discusses political problems of …
Memo from James Fly to Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-77)
doc Memo from James Fly to Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-77)
Memo from James Fly to Francis Biddle on the incompetence of the Army's Intelligence division. Fly informs Biddle that all of the Army's reports on illegal radio signaling were false. Suggests that the Army's Radio Intelligence Division was so inept that they consistently misinterpreted data, which was unquestioned by J.L. DeWitt. Calls the entire division "pathetic" …
doc "Memorandum for the Attorney General" (ddr-densho-67-125)
Memo to Francis Biddle from J. Edgar Hoover about Japanese Americans living on the Yakima Indian Reservation. Local sheriffs want to raid Japanese homes and eventually remove them from the reservation. Hoover describes the history of tension due to the Japanese leasing Yakima Reservation lands. He concludes that the FBI will not sanction any raids or …
Notes from Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-93)
doc Notes from Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-93)
Notes from two Cabinet meetings taken by Francis Biddle. The first one describes the reactions to the possible cancellations of the exclusion orders -- most members agreed with relocation only after elections. Also discussed postponing the publicity of photos showing Japanese killing American soldiers for fear of reprisal. The second note states that the Supreme Court …
Memo Re: General DeWitt's report on the Japanese evacuation (ddr-densho-67-75)
doc Memo Re: General DeWitt's report on the Japanese evacuation (ddr-densho-67-75)
Memo from Francis Biddle to Harold Ickes on DeWitt's Final Report. Biddle informs Ickes that parts of DeWitt's report have been refuted by the Federal Communications Commission. Suggests that the information the government received about ship-to-shore signaling and other sabotage was inaccurate.
Memo to Francis Biddle from Congressman Ward Johnson (ddr-densho-67-128)
doc Memo to Francis Biddle from Congressman Ward Johnson (ddr-densho-67-128)
Memo to Francis Biddle from California Congressman Ward Johnson urging immediate incarceration of Japanese Americans.
Letter from Francis Biddle to Henry Stimson (ddr-densho-67-99)
doc Letter from Francis Biddle to Henry Stimson (ddr-densho-67-99)
Letter from Francis Biddle to Henry Stimson discussing possibility of evacuation. Biddle states that the Department of Justice has no authority to evacuate American citizens and legal problems could arise if the army chooses to evacuate. Urges Stimson to consider his suggestions before he makes a decision.
Letter from the FCC to Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-76)
doc Letter from the FCC to Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-76)
Letter from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to Francis Biddle on radio signaling as described in DeWitt's Final Report. The FCC reviewed their records and found that there was no evidence of any illegal signaling during Dec. 1941 - July 1942. The FCC also refuted two other things that DeWitt told Biddle justifying evacuation - the …
Excerpt from a memo from J. Edgar Hoover to Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-102)
doc Excerpt from a memo from J. Edgar Hoover to Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-102)
Excerpt from a memo from J. Edgar Hoover to Francis Biddle regarding evacuation. Hoover assesses the situation on the West Coast due to the pending Executive Order. Concludes that although mass removal is based on race hysteria, Japanese Americans still pose a threat because of their loyalty to Japan. Suggests that in the case of an …
The Evacuation of the Japanese During World War II (ddr-densho-390-141)
doc The Evacuation of the Japanese During World War II (ddr-densho-390-141)
An essay describing the evacuation of Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II, including a list a recommended further readings.
American-made refugees (ddr-densho-381-3)
doc American-made refugees (ddr-densho-381-3)
A report compiling reasons why the forced evacuation of Japanese-Americans from the West Coast was unnecessary and motivated by war hysteria. The report also brings up questions about the constitutionality of the evacuation, in addition to spelling out the effects the evacuation has had in terms of human suffering and economic losses. The report concludes with …
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