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Primary Source Websites: Japanese-American Internment
Final Accountability Rosters of Japanese-American Relocation Centers, 1944-1946
This collection provides primary-source, demographic information on the forced internment "evacuees" resident at the various relocation camps during World War II, an important segment of the American population--persons of Japanese descent.
Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life
This digital collection of Japanese relocation camp newspapers record the concerns and the day-to-day life of the interned Japanese-Americans during World War II. Although articles in these files frequently appear in Japanese, most of the papers are in English or in dual text. Many of the 25 titles constituting this collection are complete or substantially complete.
Personal Justice Denied: Public Hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment, 1981
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was established by act of Congress in 1980. This publication consists of the testimony and documents from more than 750 witnesses: Japanese Americans and Aleuts who had lived through the events of WWII, former government officials who ran the internment program, and historians, among others. Many of the transcripts are personal stories of experiences of evacuees. Documents include publications, reports, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, etc. related to the hearings.
A grassroots organization website with hundreds of video interviews and other primary source documents related to the World War II internment of Japanese Americans. Also includes an encyclopedia on the topic.
Primary Source Websites: Asian-Americans
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