Japanese American internment

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Comment by Awesomeness on February 23rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

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Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on February 25th, 2011 at 10:08 am

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Comment by JKTanaka on March 29th, 2016 at 10:57 pm

I came across the September 23, 1942 memo from Dillon Myer, WRA Director, to the project directors. The Evacuees are not “Internees”. They have not been “interned”. Internees are people who have individually been suspected of being dangerous to the internal security of the United States, who have been given a hearing on charges to tat effect, and have been ordered confined in an interment camp administered by the Army. (under the Department of Justice)(These Enemy Aliens men of German, Japanese and Italian ancestry were arrested under the 1918 Smith Act after being placed on the FBI’s “ABC” list.)
Evacuees were made of families of Japanese ancestry that were not charged with any crime nor given a trial and locked up in War Relocation Authority Relocation Centers, not Internment camps. The WRA was under the Depart of the Interior. these people were in restricted and prohibited area that Gen. DeWitt had power to determine who could stay or who had to leave.
I have found about 15 differences between the two groups. I am willing to share them with some staff member. Please contact me.
Yours, James Tanaka, a former WRA evacuee of WRA Minidoka Relocation Center.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on March 31st, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Thank you, JKTanaka, for your feedback. You are correct that the majority of these evacuees were not actually interned. As it states in the article: “While this event is most commonly called the internment of Japanese Americans, in fact there were several different types of camps involved. The best known facilities were the Assembly Centers run by the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), and the Relocation Centers run by the War Relocation Authority (WRA), which are generally (but unofficially) referred to as “internment camps.” The Department of Justice (DOJ) operated camps officially called Internment Camps, which were used to detain those suspected of actual crimes or “enemy sympathies.”” Since you found the article unclear, it will be revised to make this distinction more prominent. Thank you again for helping to make NWE a valuable information resource.

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