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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    • Documentary
    • 4.8 • 623 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
623 Ratings

623 Ratings

MixedHybrid ,

Very Informative

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

Katie Price Boateng ,

Great historical podcast

Just started listening but I’m enjoying this podcast a lot so far! It’s well produced!

Schoncher ,

A quality listen about a most shameful time in American history

I spent 4 years in Tulelake, CA, and it’s easy to understand, even today, why the government selected such a desolate location for an incarceration camp. And as this podcast emphasizes, the WRA enforced incarceration, not internment. This was a well told, interesting, and timely reminder about how fragile liberty really is. Roosevelt’s EO 9066 was a disgrace, and it’s at constant risk of falling victim to history. I gave this podcast 4 stars because I didn’t care for the additional stories in between each episode. I found that these mini stories distracted as I listed to this well after original publishing. I think those could have been extra episodes or supplemental stories, but they just didn’t fit. I think the final 2 episodes also didn’t carry the same umph and impact as the other episodes. All said, this is a listen worthy of your time.

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