Do you know the truth?

Digging up the truth of the past


My name is Aito. I went into these camps when I was 10 years old. Then, finally out at the age 14. My tenth birthday was not the best of days because it landed on August 24, 1942. August 24, 1942 was the day the Amache, Colorado Reloaction Camp was opened. I really don't know why I'm here. I few said something about Executive Order 9066 which means National Defense. I could only bring one or two things in a forty-eight hour time period, yet many were forced to leave their jobs and home. I brought a pencil and a few notebooks. My family got spilt up between the ten camps. During the camps a lot of Japanese-Americans had cardiovascular disease, but afterwards many had suffered psychologically attacks.

Family #9534


I always reflect on this quotes. "We want to live here in peace and harmony. Our people are 100% loyal to America," said one Japanese-American.

Continued Aito

I always felt scaried by the fact that we were surrounded by barbed wire and guards. One of the most things we endured was the extreme temperatures. The top of Amache's Relocation Camp population was 7,318 Japanese-Americans. Seventeen and older were given a faithful test which had only two questions. We were finally released on October 15, 1945 after the surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945. I learned so much more about the camps afterwards. That there were around 127,000 Japanese-Americans. I felt heartbroken when I heard about the bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most of the Congress suggested incarcerating 10,000 Hawaiian-Japanese-Americans as captives to promise "good behavior" on the part of Japan. (Before Pearl Harbor attack) Executive Order #9066 was issued on February 19, 1942. Executive Order 9102 was the Authority of the Japanese-Americans Relocation Camps.