14 episodes

Order 9066 chronicles the history of the WWII Japanese American Incarceration through vivid, first-person accounts of those who lived through it. The series explores how this shocking violation of American democracy came to pass, and its legacy in the present.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 635 Ratings

Order 9066 chronicles the history of the WWII Japanese American Incarceration through vivid, first-person accounts of those who lived through it. The series explores how this shocking violation of American democracy came to pass, and its legacy in the present.

    Chapter 8: Seeking Redress

    Chapter 8: Seeking Redress

    Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War Two demand that the federal government take account of their suffering and make reparations.

    • 34 min
    Chapter 7: Leaving Camp

    Chapter 7: Leaving Camp

    At the end of 1944, the U.S. government lifted the order barring people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. Many people freed from camp faced racism and poverty as they tried to rebuild their lives. Some found that leaving camp was even harder than being sent there.

    • 32 min
    Childhood at Heart Mountain

    Childhood at Heart Mountain

    Two men who were imprisoned at Heart Mountain as boys remember their time in camp and how the experience shaped them as adults.

    • 15 min
    Chapter 6: Resistance

    Chapter 6: Resistance

    The Japanese Americans who protested their incarceration and defied the pressure to prove their patriotism.

    • 36 min
    Objects of Incarceration

    Objects of Incarceration

    A handmade pin tells an improbable love story from camp.

    • 10 min
    Chapter 5: Fighting for Freedom

    Chapter 5: Fighting for Freedom

    More than 33,000 Japanese American men and women served in World War II. They fought as soldiers in Europe, and as translators in the Pacific.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
635 Ratings

635 Ratings

Boutie ,

Beautifully Told

Truly powerful history told on a personal level.

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That “Camp” was about for JA’s

Many Japanese American’s who were forcefully removed and incarcerated during WWII do not speak of what was for many a shameful experience. This podcast gives you a glimpse into these Americans’ lives. Tell your kids. And do not forget.

MixedHybrid ,

Very Informative

Like many Americans I knew this happened but didn’t know the details. So sad.

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