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A WWII-Era Protest Letter sent By Japanese-American Internees Resisting the Draft

What is not taught in the history books. The Japanese American experience is an American story / history too. We can learn from all perspectives or experiences or simply stay with our one limited view usually from our limited awareness. Telling the truth of history is not Un-American or unpatriotic. It is very much American, at least it is supposed to be. Learn more about the story here.

Related Post: The Nisei Soldiers- Japanese American Veteran experience and recognition

There’s a great book on the WWII Japanese American draft resisters by Eric Muller titled “Free to Die for Their Country” that covers the resistance to the draft from a few different camps. There’s also a museum and National Historic Site in northwest Wyoming that has preserved parts of the Heart Mountain camp and commemorates the experiences of those imprisoned there. (More info at heartmountain.org)

 

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