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|All Authors / Contributors:||United States. Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians.|
|Description:||xxx, 493 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Nisei and Issei. Before Pearl Harbor --
Executive order 9066 --
Exclusion and evacuation --
Economic loss --
Assembly centers --
Relocation centers --
Loyalty: leave and segregation --
Ending the exclusion --
Protest and disaffection --
Military service --
Germans and German Americans --
After camp --
Appendix: Latin Americans --
The Aleuts. War and evacuation in Alaska --
Notes to parts I and II --
Recommendations. Recommendations --
Papers for the commission. Addendum to Personal justice denied.
|Responsibility:||report of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians ; with a new foreword by Tetsuden Kashima.|
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment was established by act of Congress in 1980 to investigate the detention program. Over twenty days, it held hearings in cities across the country, particularly on the West Coast, with testimony from more than 750 witnesses: evacuees, former government officials, public figures, interested citizens, and historians and other professionals. It took steps to locate and to review the records of government action and to analyze contemporary writings and personal and historical accounts. The Commission's report is a masterful summary of events surrounding the wartime relocation and detention activities, and a strong indictment of the policies that led to them.
The report and its recommendations were instrumental in effecting a presidential apology and monetary restitution to surviving Japanese Americans and members of the Aleut community.