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
Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War Two demand that the federal government take account of their suffering and make reparations.
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.
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.
Chapter 6: Resistance
The Japanese Americans who protested their incarceration and defied the pressure to prove their patriotism.
Objects of Incarceration
A handmade pin tells an improbable love story from camp.
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.
Truly powerful history told on a personal level.
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.
Like many Americans I knew this happened but didn’t know the details. So sad.