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Japanese Internment Videos

A selection of videos for middle and high school students that portray different perspectives of the Japanese Internment Camps.

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This is the first part of an interview with Mas Hashimoto, in this portion he speaks of his pre-camp and post-Pearl Harbor experiences. There are four videos in this collection.
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Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which permitted the military to circumvent the constitutional safeguards of American citizens in the name of national defense. The order set into motion the exclusion from certain areas, and the evacuation and mass incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast, most of whom were U.S. citizens or legal permanent resident aliens. These Japanese Americans, half of whom were children, were incarcerated for up to 4 years, without due process of law or any factual basis, in bleak, remote camps surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards.
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A collection of audio and visual clips during WWII and the Japanese Internment Camps. I made this just for fun for one of my classes. These clips range from random video clips, propaganda, and old documentaries of the time during the Japanese Internment Camps. A good collection could be found at archive.org. Note: These films do not show the entire picture of Japanese Internment Camps, nor does it capture the despair and turmoil of the Japanese people.
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Japanese Internment Camp

by Kathleen Duhl

A documentary about the Japanese American Internment Camp. Includes interviews, pictures and textual information as well as a soundtrack by Elliott Smith.
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Japanese Relocation 1943

by Kathleen Duhl

Narr. by Milton S. Eisenhower, director of the War Relocation Authority. An historical record of the transfer of Japanese residents from the Pacific Coast to the American Interior as carried out the the U.S. Army and the War Relocation Authority. 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens. Special attention given to possibility of sabotage & espionage.
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This video shows the perils of Japanese Americans being transported to Internment camps. Original pictures of posters, and Japanese children will spark discussion in the classroom. Some images could be disturbing for viewers.
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This video was created by a student at USC and dedicated to her grandparents who were interned. A list of great references is included at the end.
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