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Photos Of Japanese Internment Camps During WWII 

Liam Ross
Updated August 7, 2019 21.1k views 22 items

During an extremely dark period in American history, Japanese internment camps were set up on US soil to segregate and contain around 120,000 Japanese American citizens. An operation rooted in racism and xenophobia, the internment of Japanese American citizens ruined the lives and livelihood of innocent civilians, and is rightly considered one of the worst things the US government has ever done

Images from Japanese internment camps during WWII are harrowing, showcasing both the casual depravity of the US government and the resilience of Japanese Americans between 1942 and 1946. These pictures of Japanese internment camps provide a very real, terrifying window into the lives of these brave people as they struggled against fear, paranoia, and prejudice. Rather than forgetting or glossing over this time and place in American history, we must learn from it so it may never be repeated.

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A Japanese American Business Up For Lease, After The Owners Were Moved To An Internment Camp
A Japanese American Busi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Photos Of Japanese Internment Camps During WWII
Photo:  Library of Congress / Contributor / Corbis Historical
Japanese-American Women Prepare Lunch Before Their Internment
Japanese-American Women ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Photos Of Japanese Internment Camps During WWII
Photo:  Library of Congress / Contributor / Corbis Historical
A Group Of Internees Wait For The Train To Take Them To The Camps
A Group Of Internees Wai... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Photos Of Japanese Internment Camps During WWII
Photo:  Historical / Contributor / Corbis Historical
Japanese-American Children Waiting At The Santa Fe Station To Be Taken To Owens Valley Internment Camp
Japanese-American Childr... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Photos Of Japanese Internment Camps During WWII
Photo:  Historical / Contributor / Corbis Historical