Meaningful Moments: A Japanese-American boy gets a hug from his pal during lunchtime at Raphael Weill Public School in San Francisco, April 1942. Not long after this photo was taken, children of Japanese ancestry (including the pictured boy) were evacuated with their parents to spend the duration of World War II in War Relocation Authority centers.
Mother and Child of Japanese Descent Leaving Bainbridge Island for Relocation Camp~WWII- Let us not forget the injustice done to our Japanese citizens who were put into camps in the US and had their property and lives stolen from them. What happened to them was wrong.
U.S. San Francisco, California. Many children of Japanese ancestry attended Raphael Weill public School, prior to evacuation. This scene shows first- graders during flag pledge ceremony. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. Provision will be effected for the continuance of education, 1942 // by The U.S. National Archives, via Flickr
Dorothea Lange's previously unpublished photo series on the internment of US citizens of Japanese ancestry in the 1940s. The grocery store in this photo was owned by a Japanese-American. Lange took the photo of his his "I Am An American" banner shortly before he was relocated to an internment camp.
WW2 ¥ (1942) U.S.A. Centerville, California. This youngster is awaiting an evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. // Dorothea Lange, 9 May 1942
France. A French man and woman fight with captured German weapons as both civilians and members of the French Forces of the Interior took the fight to the Germans, in Paris in August of 1944, prior to the surrender of German forces and the Liberation of Paris on August 25. You don't only have to thank the soldiers who liberate cities like Paris but also the civilians... ~
Caption: "Members of the French Resistance stand armed behind a barricade during the Liberation of Paris from German forces. It is estimated that between 800 and 1,000 resistance fighters were killed during the battle, and another 1,500 were wounded before the Germans surrendered the city. Paris, Île-de-France, France. August 1944. Image taken by Robert Doisneau."
1958 Pulitzer Prize-winning photo: 'Faith and Confidence', showing a policeman patiently reasoning with a two-year-old boy trying to cross the street during a parade (photo by William C. Beall of 'Washington [DC] Daily News')