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I think the world war two was a terrible disaster

Try to be realistic. Japan had attacked a U.S. miltary outpost and, despite 20/20 hindsight, internment of Japanese Americans was the safest thing for the nation.

My father, awarded a silver star in WWII passed away 2 years ago. He was discharged in Indianapolis, and had wanted to remain in that city, but was convinced to return to his small hometown in Wyoming instead. What was it that made him want to reside in Indianapolis? What made him return to Wyo? My father was a gentle and sensitive man, but had to live in a racist and bigoted world, where lack of education and opportunity severely limited his life. Mom is still living, and seems astonished to find out that there were draft resistors in the internment camps. I can't know what it was like for them then. Could it be worse than now?

None of my family was interned. But in-laws were, and this forced incarceration has had an impact on my life nevertheless. My family lived in Wyoming during the time of internment. But they had to deal with the effects on the citizens of this country during and subsequent to the internment, because they were and are Japanese Americans. I can't imagine taking a stand at age 18 or so regarding constitutional issues, as many did in those days. I give them all the respect and credit due, and also respect and give credit to the folks who did volunteer or were drafted into the military at that time. Amazing men and women.

Raoul Meyer
Even though I was born post-war,1949, I am upset and sickened that Americans, regardless of Race, were treated so terribly. Now it is time for the Japanese government and corporations to admit to the treatment of captured Americans.

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