The Japanese Relocation

What our nation's leaders did not want us to see

What do we "know"?


What we were told was that the Japanese Americans were happy to relocate because they wanted to do anything to help the war effort. Without resistence or grudge, they packed up their belongings and moved their lives half way around the country. This is not what really happened. What really happened is that the Japanese were not sure where they were going but they knew that they would not return for a long time.

Why was Propaganda Used?

Propaganda is the only reason that the relocation program stayed alive for as long as it did. Many "false" pictures were taken in a sense that people were instructed or maybe even paid to look happy. Other Americans were content because they believed the propaganda. The pictures above show the contrast of two opposing views and bring to life how minds outside the internment camps were tampered with.