Japanese Americans Look Back On World War II Incarceration

AJ+ talked to people who lived through the injustice of the internment.

This week marks the anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the United States government's forcible removal and mass incarceration of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans during World War II. In honor of this Day of Remembrance, AJ+ spoke to former internees who looked back and shared about their incarceration experience.

The video also asks the important question: would the government ever incarcerate people like this again? Man, look around you. Listen to the rhetoric. If some people had their way, it would happen again in a heartbeat. This is what happens when people fall prey to xenophobia, intolerance and paranoia.

Take it from the people who lived through this injustice.


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