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U.S. government propaganda

George Yoshida Interview Segment 20

Feeling self-conscious after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; hearing racist propaganda, rumors
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Prevent Forest Fires [bookmark]

A bookmark created by US Department of Agriculture Forest Services to promote the prevention of forest fires. The front of the bookmark depicts a Japanese solider, smiling as he lights a match. The logo in the backdrop reads: "Careless Matches Aid The Axis!" The backside of this bookmark contains tips …
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Relocation, your responsibility as a member of your community

Text, in English and Japanese of a speech by James G. Lindley regarding the "responsibilities" of incarcerated Japanese-Americans. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_Speech
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Misae Oku receiving instruction from instructor, Mrs. Sadako Yasue

Misaye [Misae] Oku receiving instruction from instructor, Mrs. Sadako Yasue, in sewing class at Rohwer incarceration camp. March 7, 1943. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_022
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Media propaganda

Harry Ueno Interview Segment 4

Encountering prejudice after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, thoughts on anti-Japanese propaganda

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews …


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Stars and stripes, vol. 1, no. 246 (May 8, 1945)

Newspaper reporting on the ally victory in World War II and defeat of the Wehrmacht and Nazi party. Front page article is titled, "The war is over over Here." Following articles include "War spawned deadly techniques; cost in lives and dollars tremendous," "Great allied campaigns brought defeat to Nazis," "Strategic …
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Community Analysis Notes, no. 1, January 15, 1944

Titled as: From a Nisei who said "No." Account by an unnamed Community Analyst at Manzanar of the "life experience and viewpoints" influencing a young man's "No" response to the Army registration form's Question 28. The account stems from the analyst's notes, reproduced verbatim, from an exchange between the young …
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Sabotage and espionage

[Report on sabotage and espionage]

A report that lacks a title page or other identifying information and addresses sabotage and espionage regarding industrial plants and utilities; it references neither the War Relocation Authority, incarceration camps, nor any other aspect of the treatment of Japanese Americans specifically. Major section titles listed in the report's table of …
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[Report on sabotage and espionage, table of contents and pages 27-50]

Second section of a report that lacks a title page or other identifying information; the report addresses sabotage and espionage regarding industrial plants and utilities, referencing neither the War Relocation Authority, incarceration camps, nor any other aspect of the treatment of Japanese Americans specifically. Major section titles listed in the …
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Letter to Martin Dies from Dillon S. Myer

A letter to Martin Dies, Chairman of the Special Committee to Investigate Un-American Activities, from Dillon S. Myer, War Relocation Authority Director, about misleading statements made by committee members and their affect on the War Relocation Authority.
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