JAPANESE INTERNMENT DURING WORLD WAR II

Two months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (February 19, 1942), President Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066. This authorized the exclusion of persons from sensitive military areas as deemed necessary by the Secretary of War. Although the Executive Order did not specify who was to be excluded, the government’s target was the 58,000 Italian, 22,000 German, and 112,000 of Japanese descent who were already living on the west coast (Lowman 8). The large number of Japanese sent to military camps was due to the increasing espionage and the ongoing fear of another attack by the Japanese on the Western US coast. Protection from Japanese espionage and sabotage was deemed necessary because of the many messages intercepted from the US to Japan

Of the 112,000 Japanese sent to internment camps, 71,000 were US citizens or Nisei, while 40,000 were considered enemy aliens (Lowman 12). The encampment of all Japanese was done not only to prevent Japanese espionage, but also to protect the Japanese already in the US

After the internment of the Japanese, many people lost their businesses, homes, and personal property. They were left to start over. Their life continued with the struggle of recreating everything they had lost

Two years later the government passed the American Evacuation Claims Act of 1948 which allowed those who were in the internment camps to file claims against the US government to pay back for losses, such as property or money, during the Japanese encampment

Forty years after the evacuation, President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which would pay $20,000 dollars to every person who was interned

Excerts taken from:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Japanese_Internment

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I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
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Comments

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful image, Tammera . . . You’ve gotten so good at expressing things that need to be said . . . and doing so with great images . . . rock on!

  • AWW…SUCH KIND AND INSPIRING WORDS MY DEARS CAROL AND MIKE….

    IT IS MUSIC TO MY INSPIRATIONS TO KNOW THAT MY WORK IS BEING APPRECIATED…

    AND THAT I CAN KNOW IT WHILE STILL ALIVE AND NOT SO LIKE POOR VAN GOGH….:)

    – Tammera

  • loiteke
    loitekealmost 4 years ago

    Just gorgeous story and image with it.

  • THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY DEAR MEELI…:)

    – Tammera

  • Druidstorm
    Druidstormalmost 4 years ago

    Its such ashame that the few can reck the lives of the many! Your artwork holds deep emotion friend! Bravo!!!…)o(

  • OH WOW…HOW WONDERFUL THIS COMMENT, MAKES ME FEEL HAPPY TO KNOW THAT MY ART HAS TOUCHED YOU …THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT…AND ALWAYS…:)

    – Tammera

  • vasenoir
    vasenoiralmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for expressing a so beautiful!!
    …serious .. like this problem.

  • OH MY, THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY VASENOIR…
    YES THIS SORT OF THING NEEDS TO BE REMEMBERED
    TYRANNY IN ANY FORM IS A DANGEROUS THING….
    TO KEEP AWAKE IS THE SOLUTION…:)

    – Tammera

  • michellerena
    michellerenaalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Tammera

  • THANX SO MUCH DEAR MICHELLE…:)

    – Tammera

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

  • THANK YOU KINDLY DEAR JANICE….:)
    LOVE THE SO SWEET BANNER…:)

    – Tammera

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 4 years ago

    The artwork here is beautiful.
    The attack on Pearl Harbour was vicious and unprovoked. It was hard to know who to trust and I don’t blame the US gov for what they did. It is sad that innocent Japanese, etc. people had to suffer because of the acts of brutal dictators. I have seen the USS Arizona Memorial (Pearl Harbor) and my sympathies lie with the 1100+ men still entombed on the “turtled” ship. At least we tried to do right by those who were interned. This is not a perfect world.

  • SO TRUE….
    IT IS NOT A PERFECT WORLD AND THE WRONG DONE ON ALL SIDES WAS VICIOUS AND HITLER DID MUCH WRONG BEFORE IT ALL ENDED TOO…

    MINE IS NOT TO TAKE SIDES IN MY ART…
    MERELY TO POINT OUT THE TYRANNY WAR PRODUCES…

    THE 2ND AND 3RD GENERATION OF JAPANESE AMERICANS LOST MANY THINGS NEVER FULLY GIVEN BACK ALL THEY WORKDED FOR THEIR WHOLE LIVES WAS GONE.

    BUT YOU ARE CORRECT AT LEAST THEY WERE TREATED SOMEWHAT HUMANELY…BY COMPARISON TO HITLER AND HIS INSANITY

    AS WAS THE SAME WITH WHAT HITLER DID.
    MANY INNOCENTS LOST LIFE LIMB AND PROPERTY.

    THE ARTICLE NEXT TO THIS PIECE FAIRLY POINTS OUT:
    " The large number of Japanese sent to military camps was due to the increasing espionage and the ongoing fear of another attack by the Japanese on the Western US coast. Protection from Japanese espionage and sabotage was deemed necessary because of the many messages intercepted from the US to Japan"

    THIS IS A FASICNATING ARTICLE AND THAT IS WHY I INCLUDED THE REFERENCE TO THE WHOLE OF THIS WRITTEN PIECE, FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THE WHOLE OF THE STORY IN FACTS…NOT MERE EMOTION..

    HOPE YOU WERE NOT OFFENDED…
    MY ART IS ALWAYS MEANT TO ENLIGHTEN AND I USUALLY DO THAT FROM AN EMOTIONAL POINT OF VIEW.

    MY HUSBAND’S MOM WAS BORN IN THE INTERNMENT CAMPS, SO I HAVE FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT WENT ON AND AS SUCH HAVE A CERTAIN SYMPATHY FOR THE MANY DISPLACED AMERICANS…

    BUT THAT IS NOT TO SAY THAT I DO NOT HAVE SYMPATHY FOR THOSE KILLED IN PEARL HARBOR, WHO WERE ATTACKED WITHOUT CAUSE.

    THIS PIECE IS MERELY ONE SIDE OF THE STORY…HENCE THE ARTICLE.

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    WONDERFUL IMAGE FOR THIS TRAGEDY ,THIS HAPPENNED IN CANADA TOO !liZ

  • THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY DEAR LIZ…;)

    – Tammera

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 4 years ago

  • FEATURE!!
    THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY FOR THIS HONOR OF A FEATURE IN THE GROUP…:)

    – Tammera

  • Suzanne Chouinard
    Suzanne Chouinardalmost 4 years ago

    Beautifully done. Great theme well presented and explained. Feature very well deserved.

  • THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY SUZANNE..:)

    – Tammera

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