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Japanese Internment Camp Flyer, 1942

June 30, 1942
Source: National Archives

A few months after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order to relocate Americans of Japanese descent to internment camps. The decision to unjustly imprison more than 110,000 people was one of the most disgraceful acts in American history. Many Japanese-Americans stayed in these camps until the end of the war, even as their sons died fighting Nazi Germany.

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