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Memo by General DeWitt (ddr-densho-67-81)
doc Memo by General DeWitt (ddr-densho-67-81)
Memo by General DeWitt regarding evacuation of "enemy aliens" on the West Coast. DeWitt comments on a program for evacuation as decided by the California House of Representatives and agrees that the Army and not the Justice Department should control evacuation. Suggests that the Attorney General is not doing an adequate job. He indicates that he …
Letter by John L. DeWitt:
doc Letter by John L. DeWitt: "Retention of Japanese Evacuees in War Relocation Projects" (ddr-densho-67-27)
Letter written John L. DeWitt, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, to Chief of Staff, U.S. Army. Recommends separation of the "potentially dangerous" persons within the concentration camps, as well as acquisition of data about the Japanese as a race, to be used in actual and psychological warfare. Also recommends that the War Department retain persons of Japanese …
Letter by John L. DeWitt:
doc Letter by John L. DeWitt: "Separation of Kibei from Nisei" (ddr-densho-67-24)
Letter written by John L. DeWitt, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, to Chief of Staff, U.S. Army. DeWitt's conclusions: co-mingling of Kibei with Nisei is dangerous, and Kibei are a threat to national security. Recommends that the War Department institute a policy which would separate the Kibei from the Nisei, forfeit the U.S. citizenship of the Kibei, …
Memo:
doc Memo: "Reported Bombing and Shelling of the West Coast" (ddr-densho-67-19)
Memo to the Attorney General from J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI. Refutes statements made in J.L. DeWitt's Final Report that there was espionage activity conducted by Japanese on the West Coast immediately following Pearl Harbor. The FBI investigated all allegations, and found no evidence to support such claims.
Telephone conversation between General DeWitt, General Gullion and Colonel Bendetsen (ddr-densho-67-118)
doc Telephone conversation between General DeWitt, General Gullion and Colonel Bendetsen (ddr-densho-67-118)
Transcript of a telephone conversation between General DeWitt, General Gullion and Colonel Bendetsen on evacuation. They are discussing a pending press release on the alleged subversive activities on the West Coast. They want to change the press release to favor mass evacuation of all people of Japanese ancestry.
Letter to General DeWitt from Gov. E. P. Carville about Japanese evacuation (ddr-densho-67-72)
doc Letter to General DeWitt from Gov. E. P. Carville about Japanese evacuation (ddr-densho-67-72)
Letter to General DeWitt from Gov. E. P. Carville about Japanese evacuation. Gov. Carville is concerned that the "enemy aliens" would be let loose in his state. He would allow Japanese in his state only if they were put in "concentration camps."
Letter by John L. DeWitt:
doc Letter by John L. DeWitt: "Separation of Kibei from Nisei" (ddr-densho-67-26)
Letter written by John. L. DeWitt, Lieutenant General U.S. Army, to Chief of Staff, U.S. Army. Recommends the segregation of Kibei and Issei from Nisei, and steps taken toward the eventual repatriation of some of the Kibei and Issei.
Memo, John L. DeWitt to John McCloy (ddr-densho-67-2)
doc Memo, John L. DeWitt to John McCloy (ddr-densho-67-2)
Memo, John L. DeWitt to John McCloy, regarding mixed marriages and resettlement of Japanese Americans upon release from concentration camps. Includes McCloy's previous memo to DeWitt suggesting reexamination of DeWitt's policy denying return of mixed-marriage couples to the West Coast. Suggests considering requests on the basis of loyalty. In DeWitt's response, he objects to proposed changes, …
Letter by John L. DeWitt:
doc Letter by John L. DeWitt: "Separation of Kibei from Nisei" (ddr-densho-67-28)
Letter written by J.L. DeWitt, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. Urges segregation of the Kibei and Issei from the Nisei in the concentration camps, citing deteriorating morale in the camps and influence of "disloyal" sentiment.
Kansas City Newsletter Volume 1, Number 1 (ddr-densho-381-18)
doc Kansas City Newsletter Volume 1, Number 1 (ddr-densho-381-18)
The debut issue of the Kansas City News Letter [sic], written by the War Relocation Authority for areas served by the Kansas City Regional Relocation Office. Articles include upcoming events, employee recognition, an advertisement recommending the Midwest for permanent relocation, and more.
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 …
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.
Coram Nobis Exhibit O (ddr-densho-405-17)
doc Coram Nobis Exhibit O (ddr-densho-405-17)
Correspondence from Francis Biddle to John L. DeWitt regarding a report on the "Japanese Question." This document was Exhibit O in the coram nobis litigation. This document was available in conjunction with "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" by Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret Chon, Carol Izumi, Jerry Kang, and Frank Wu.
Coram Nobis Exhibit P (ddr-densho-405-18)
doc Coram Nobis Exhibit P (ddr-densho-405-18)
Correspondence from John L. DeWitt to Francis Biddle regarding a report on the "Japanese Question." This document was Exhibit P in the coram nobis litigation. This document was available in conjunction with "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" by Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret Chon, Carol Izumi, Jerry Kang, and Frank Wu.
Coram Nobis Exhibit J (ddr-densho-405-12)
doc Coram Nobis Exhibit J (ddr-densho-405-12)
Telegram acknowledging return of copies of the "Final Report: Japanese Evacuation from the West Coast 1942." This document was Exhibit J in the coram nobis litigation. This document was available in conjunction with "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" by Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret Chon, Carol Izumi, Jerry Kang, and Frank Wu.
Coram Nobis Exhibit U (ddr-densho-405-23)
doc Coram Nobis Exhibit U (ddr-densho-405-23)
Transcript of conference with Gen. John L. DeWitt. This document was Exhibit U in the coram nobis litigation. This document was available in conjunction with "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" by Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret Chon, Carol Izumi, Jerry Kang, and Frank Wu.
Coram Nobis Exhibit C (ddr-densho-405-5)
doc Coram Nobis Exhibit C (ddr-densho-405-5)
Letter from John L. DeWitt to John McCloy regarding copies of the "Final Report: Japanese Evacuation from the West Coast 1942." This document was Exhibit C in the coram nobis litigation. This document was available in conjunction with "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" by Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret Chon, Carol Izumi, …
Coram Nobis Exhibit I (ddr-densho-405-11)
doc Coram Nobis Exhibit I (ddr-densho-405-11)
Telegram requesting return of copies of the "Final Report: Japanese Evacuation from the West Coast 1942." This document was Exhibit I in the coram nobis litigation. This document was available in conjunction with "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" by Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret Chon, Carol Izumi, Jerry Kang, and Frank Wu.
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