internment timeline

Timeline created by LouisM
  • The Day the Sky Was Alive - A U.S. Citizen's Perspective

    The Day the Sky Was Alive - A U.S. Citizen's Perspective
    Pearl Harbor The bombing of Pearl harbor was a strategic plot against the U.S. in orrder to cripple their Air Forces and sink key battleships. I woke up to loud shrieks from a siren and the sound of planes flying over head. I proceeded to walk outside and noticed peaople spriting down to the harbor. Then i saw the damage already done to my home.
  • When Money Doesn't Matter Anymore - Japanese Citizen Persepctive

    When Money Doesn't Matter Anymore - Japanese Citizen Persepctive
    Seized Banks On Decmember 8th 1941, all Japanese bank accounts were frozen and no Japanese citizen was allowed to buy anything. As i went out to withdrawl some money from my bank today, it turns out i could not access my account. I asked them why and they said my account had been frozen and i couldn't make a transaction. I stopped short in my tracks and realized I could not provide for my family with no money.
  • The End of The Line, Executive Order No. 9066 - American Citizen Perspective

    The End of The Line, Executive Order No. 9066 - American Citizen Perspective
    Exec. Order 9066 On Feburary 19th, 1942, all Japanese citizens were ordered to be placed in internment camps, being accused of "terrorism". Today I watched as my best friend was taken away from me. We were in his house discussing the daily paper when the military knocked on his door and arrested him. He told me it would be okay and that I would see him again one day. Im still waiting for that day.
  • Days of Sorrow, Executive Order 9102 - A Japanese Citzen's Persepctive

    Days of Sorrow, Executive Order 9102 - A Japanese Citzen's Persepctive
    Executive Order 9102 Executive Order 9102 was an order which was intended to speed up the relocation process of Japanese citizens to internment camps. As we were walking to get on the bus to go to the camp, we saw hundreds more of our fellow Japanese pile into line behinde us. Crowding was evident and conditions were terrible .And this was supposed to be civilized.
  • When The Law Was Against Us, Public Law 503 - A Japanese Citizen's Persepctive

    When The Law Was Against Us, Public Law 503 - A Japanese Citizen's Persepctive
    Public Law 503 Public Law 503 stated that any person disobeying a military Commander will be charged with a federal offense. Today in camp we watched as one of our fellow Japanese in-mates be arrested (again) and charged 1,000$ for simply speaking out of turn when the Commander was talking to us, It is a scary thing to witness as they are violent and careless to us.
  • A Chance To Redeem Our Lost Honor - Japaense Amerian viewpoint

    A Chance To Redeem Our Lost Honor - Japaense Amerian viewpoint
    The 442nd Combat Team The 44nd combat team was put together consisting of Japanese American volunteers from the mainland and Haiwaii to fight in WW2. A recruiter came by today and asked us if we wanted to join the army and fight back in the war. My hand was first to go up and I was chosen to serve in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team for the U.S. My honor will finally be brought back to my name.
  • Registration For Army - 17 Year Old's Perspective

    Registration For Army - 17 Year Old's Perspective
    Registration February 8th 1942, the Japanese living in the internment camps were allowed to sign up for the army if they were 17 years old or older. Today we were taken into a small room to take a loyalty test in order to join the army. The recruiter giving us the papers had a stern look on his almost, almost like he didn't want us here. I was a nervous, but ready to serve the country I had grown to love.
  • D-Day, The Day I Almost Lost Hope - American Solider Perspective

    D-Day, The Day I Almost Lost Hope - American Solider Perspective
    D-Day Destruction D-Day was an American invasion of German forces occupying France and Normandy shores. It resulted in thousands dieing. On this day, June 6th 1944, I write to my family to preserve my legacy should I not make it back. The invasion went sour. We were getting off the boats preparing for recon when we were slammed hard by German machine guns mounted on the hills. I was lucky to survive.
  • The Day The Camp Closed - 9 Year Old Japanese Child Perspective

    The Day The Camp Closed - 9 Year Old Japanese Child Perspective
    Internment Camps Closed This was the day that the WRA announed that the internment camps would be closed and the program liquified in 1946. Today my mom and dad cried. I don't know what for but they said we were going home soon. We all hugged and sat crying together for many hours. They were so happy the camp was closing up.
  • When The War Ended - Japanese Solider From America Perspective

    When The War Ended - Japanese Solider From America Perspective
    Victory Day This was the day the Japanese forces surrendered and America won the war. Today me and my comrades celebrated. The Allied Japanese forces surrendered at gunpoint and we are able to go home. I feel sorry for those who lost their lives and grieve with the families who lost sons, but they regained their honor and brought more to the family.
  • Tule Lake Still Stands - American Citzien Perspective

    Tule Lake Still Stands - American Citzien Perspective
    Tule Lake Through October 15-Decmeber 15, the Internment camps were all closing, except Tule Lake. These months following the end of the war all of the Japanese inmates at the internment camps were let out. I am relevied of this because i feel they were wrongly placed in them. Tule Lake camp still stands however, due to the fact that it had the most inmates however.
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    Deciet of the Japense.