Dillon S. Myer with Eleanor Roosevelt leaving the hospital at Gila River
Dillon S. Myer with Eleanor Roosevelt leaving the hospital at Gila Relocation Center.
Dillon Myer became the National Director of the WRA following the resignation of Milton Eisenhower, in the summer of 1942.
"Life in a relocation center is an unnatural and un-American sort of life. Keep in mind that the evacuees were charged with nothing except having Japanese ancestors; yet the very fact of their confinement in relocation centers fosters suspicion of their loyalties and adds to their discouragement. It has added weight to the contention of the enemy that we are fighting a race war; that this nation preaches democracy and practices racial discrimination..."
Dillon S. Myer, one year anniversary statement of the WRA, March, 1943