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When America sent its own citizens to war camps

Dan Damon explores the legacy of Presidential Executive Order 9066, when 120,000 Japanese-Americans, many of them US-born citizens, were forcibly removed to internment camps during World War Two. He speaks to Satsuki Ina, who was born in Tule Lake War Relocation Center, California in 1944, and to Paul Kitagaki Jr, whose discovery of a cache of photos of camp internees, led him on a decade-long quest to tell their stories.

(Photo: Moriki & Masayo Mochida (back row, left and right, respectively) and their family members wearing identification tags, awaiting an evacuation bus in Hayward, California on 8 May 1942. Credit: Dorothea Lange/US National Archives)

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