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Monday, February 27, 2017

Japanese Internment Exhibition Opens

Above, the sign marking the entrance to Manzanar in the Owens Valley. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The Smithsonian Institution of American History has opened a special exhibition on the Japanese-American internment during World War II.

According to The Japan News:
WASHINGTON (Jiji Press) — The Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington has opened a special exhibition about people of Japanese ancestry sent to U.S. concentration camps during World War II. 
The exhibition, “Righting a Wrong,” opened ahead of the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 on Feb. 19. The order, signed on Feb. 19, 1942, by then President Franklin Roosevelt, resulted in the imprisonment of a total of 110,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese nationals. 
The exhibition displays the executive order document, as well as goods used in concentration camps, such as hair accessories and baseball gear. Photographs taken in the camps are also on display.
Above, the monument for the internees who died in Manzanar. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The exhibition runs until February 19, 2018.

To read more, go here.

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