Friday, November 17, 2006

New site on Relocation Centers

I recently received a link to a new website containing the memories of a Caucasian schoolteacher working for the War Relocation Authority. The site is sympathetic to the Japanese American Reparations Movement, as are the school teacher's scrapbooks included in the site. This does not detract from the history that is provided.

Please take a moment and give it a read.


At December 11, 2006 9:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The scrapbook pictures tell one story but the narrative line is not balanced, talking of "illegal" imprisonment.

Look at the pictures and then look at the pictures from the books on Nanking, China atrocities in 1938. "During an eight-week period in 1937, marauding Japanese soldiers butchered some 300,000 Chinese in a multitude of horrible ways, raped thousands of women and burned much of the city.

"The rape of Nanking, a city of 1 million, by the Japanese army was perhaps the most appalling single episode of barbarism in a century replete with horrors. Yet it had been largely forgotten until Iris Chang made it her subject," wrote syndicated columnist George Will when the book was published.

For years, some Japanese called the atrocities a myth."

World War II saw deaths total 50 plus million. The darkness of the relocation camps are greatly exaggerated and told out of context.


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