Were there ANY Japanese internment camps in Texas!?
If so, could someone please provide me info on it, really need it. Arigatto!
- baystreet690Lv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
27 U.S. Department of Justice Camps (most at Crystal City, Texas, but also Seagoville, Texas; Kooskia, Idaho; Santa Fe, NM; and Ft. Missoula, Montana) were used to incarcerate 2,260 "dangerous persons" of Japanese ancestry taken from 12 Latin American countries by the US State and Justice Departments. Approximately 1,800 were Japanese Peruvians. The U.S. government wanted them as bargaining chips for potential hostage exchanges with Japan, and actually did use. After the war, 1400 were prevented from returning to their former country, Peru. Over 900 Japanese Peruvians were deported to Japan. 300 fought it in the courts and were allowed to settle in Seabrook, NJ. Efforts to bring justice to the Japanese Peruvians are still active; for information contact Grace Shimizu, 510-528-7288.Source(s): http://www.momomedia.com/CLPEF/camps.html
- sahel578Lv 51 decade ago
If you really want to be shocked, read about what the Canadian government did to their japanese citizens during AND after the war.