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Kendall Defoe
Kendall Defoe • 1 year ago

the U.S. deployment of internment camps and the legislation that makes their existence possible reached new heights following the U.S. entrance into the Second World War in 1942. An executive order paved the way for the internment of at least 11,000 German Americans and about 250 Italian Americans. These numbers pale in comparison to the approximately 120,000 persons with Japanese ancestry from the U.S. West Coast.

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