Moving Days: Remembering World War II

Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

In February 1942, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, relocating Japanese Americans from any military areas "as deemed necessary or desirable.” To the military, ”necessary and desirable” included the entire West Coast. 

Perhaps to President Roosevelt, this sounded like a sensible precaution, with the nation so newly engaged in World War II combat. From a seventy year perspective, the mandatory relocation and internment of Japanese Americans from 1942 until 1945 was a deep injustice, perpetrated on account of wartime fears.

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