Reminder of WWII and Japanese Americans

Today I am reminded of Executive Order 9066 of 19 February 1942.  Times have not changed the power of fear.  I am reminded of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and their motto “Go for Broke.”  Reality often differs from perception and ignorance of history is no excuse to falsely equate the two.

For a first person introduction with audio and visual:

https://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_war_democracy_japanese_american.htm

For a general introduction from different perspectives:

https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/japanese-relocation/

For a glimpse of the 442nd:

http://www.the442.org/442ndfacts.html

For the EO:

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/print_friendly.php?page=transcript&doc=74&title=Transcript+of+Executive+Order+9066%3A++Resulting+in+the+Relocation+of+Japanese+%281942%29

For an example of how things ‘change,’ an AP wire story in this instance buried on page 7 of the St. Petersburg Times on 14 May 1945:

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19450514&id=AkdPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0U4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6984,1764829&hl=en

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