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Preparation

Nihonmachi during mass removal

This is a window front in Seattle's Nihonmachi during the mass removal. Once the incarceration became inevitable, "evacuation" sales were commonplace. Japanese Americans, unsure of the future and knowing they could take into the camps only what they could carry, were forced to sell their real and personal property ...
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JACL mass removal registration

The Seattle chapter of the JACL conducted emergency "evacuation" registration on or about March 14, 1942.
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Packing items for the mass removal

This mother and daughter pack their belongings in preparation for mass removal.
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Dye works closing sale


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Japanese Good-Natured As They Register (April 26, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 26, 1942, p. 3
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Document from scrapbook page

Document titled "Pertinent Facts About Relocation Centers and Americans of Japanese Ancestry," from page of scrabook titled "Scrapbook: 1943-45."
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Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula

Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter discussing life on the farm and going to Puyallup "Camp Harmony" Assembly Center.
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Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 17

The night before mass removal: having to sleep on the floor, because furniture was gone
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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 26

Taking a loss on family business prior to mass removal

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Tom I. Mine Interview Segment 17

Leaving farm in the care of a non-Japanese neighbor
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