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Soldier serving evacuation notice
 
DESCRIPTION
Soldier serving evacuation notice

"An American soldier delivers an evacuation notice to the home of Japanese American, Terminal Island, Los Angeles, 1942. Japanese Americans were urged by their social and political organizations to cooperate with the evacuation as a demonstration of their patriotism and because no effective alternative course was available."
 
CONTEXT
"Terminal Islanders were given just a few days notice to leave. They moved to other parts of Los Angeles only to be ordered interned one month later."
Due Process

"A Jap's a Jap. They are a dangerous element... It makes no difference whether he is an American citizen... You can't change him by giving him a piece of paper."
Lt. Gen. John L. De Witt, Commander, Western Defense Command
 
CREDIT
Courtesy of National Japanese American Historical Society
 
DATE
1942