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Decision to incarcerate

Nisei Group to Fight Evacuation (February 20, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 20, 1942, p. 13
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Plans For Evacuating Aliens Told (February 23, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 23, 1942, pp. 1, 4
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We Should Oust Japs From U.S., Says Solon (February 26, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 26, 1942, p. 5
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15,000 in Area Face Evacuation (March 6, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 6, 1942, p. 12
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Fahy Defends Curfew on Japs (May 11, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 11, 1943, p. 5
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Transcript of internment hearing

Besides the transcript of the internment hearing, this document also includes Kasuichi Takanishi's warrant of arrest.
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Series of memos regarding the Japanese in Hawaii

Series of memos regarding the Japanese in Hawaii. Memo 1: from Frank Knox to President Roosevelt. He suggests that proper action against the Japanese in Hawaii is not being taken and urges the President to look into the matter. Memo 2: Henry Stimson to President Roosevelt. Assures the President that ...
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Memo to Col. Karl Bendetsen from David J. McFadden

Memo to Col. Karl Bendetsen from David J. McFadden on the existing Hawaiian-Japanese evacuation program. Suggests not evacuating Japanese for a number of reasons: evacuation would "cripple" the Hawaiian economy, lack of resources, etc. Suggests small-scale evacuation for people matching certain criteria -- this would be a "token evacuation" to satisfy ...
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Memo from William P. Scobey to Dillon Myer

Memo from William P. Scobey to Dillon Myer summarizing a previous message sent to General Delos Emmons about evacuating Hawaiian Japanese. Outlines four major problems with evacuation to the mainland, including legal complications, lack of resources, and potential for tensions between Hawaiian and mainland Japanese. Advises Emmons to reconsider evacuation ...
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Excerpt from a memo from J. Edgar Hoover to Francis Biddle

Excerpt from a memo from J. Edgar Hoover to Francis Biddle regarding evacuation. Hoover assesses the situation on the West Coast due to the pending Executive Order. Concludes that although mass removal is based on race hysteria, Japanese Americans still pose a threat because of their loyalty to Japan. Suggests ...
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