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A group of Bainbridge Island Japanese-Americans under army escort at a Seattle dock where they were entrained for the Manzanar, CA internment camp. Friends and relatives, soon to be "evacuated," bid them farewell. Photograph, March 1942. U6343436ACME/CREDIT: BETTMANN-UPI

10 Horrifying WWII Internment Camps Set Up All Around The World - Listverse

Today, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II is a well-known part of history. But the hard reality nobody seems to talk about is that this wasn’t some unique, isolated event. Governments were rounding up citizens from enemy countries and locking them inside camps on every corner of the world. This wasn’t something

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Japanese-American Internment Survivors and Descendants Speak Out

For survivors and descendants of the horrors of incarceration during World War II in California, remembering is an act of healing and resistance.

"Instructions to all Japanese" - Internment of Japanese Americans from Seattle and Bainbridge Island, 1942.  Photo: MOHAI/seattlepi.com File,  -

Seventy years ago, Fumiko Hayashida was a face in the crowd, one of 227 Japanese Americans forced to leave Bainbridge Island during World War II. But as she awaited imprisonment with a baby in her arms, a news photographer took her picture. Hayashida died Sunday in Seattle. She was 103.

An internment camp for 10 million Uyghurs Meduza visits China’s dystopian police state

On September 9, Human Rights Watch published a report detailing the persecution of the Muslim population in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The report describes widespread arrests of Uyghur people in the region by the Chinese authorities, who place those arrested in prisons and so-called reeducation camps. Millions of people in the region have fallen under the constant watch of a state-run video surveillance system, and their social status and even their overall path in life…

50 Haunting Photos From WWII Japanese Internment Camps That Were Censored For More Than 60 Years

Scene of barrack homes at this War Relocation Authority Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. A hot windstorm brings dust from the surrounding desert.

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Almost immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941, most Japanese-Americans were rounded up and transported to concentration camps across the United States. Nearly every Japanese family in my home town of Kent, Washington was removed. Less than half returned following World War II. I am not proud to say that one of the most famous images of Japanese relocation was this photo, taken in Kent, in January, 1942: In our war hysteria, we didn't want any Japanese Americans near…