Japanese Relocation - U.S. Government Film

The U.S. federal government ordered that Japanese-Americans, living in certain areas throughout the country, had to be relocated to internment camps during World War II. 

The government's "Office of War Information - Bureau of Motion Pictures" - produced this 1942 propaganda film which explains the rationale behind the law.  It was narrated by Milton Eisenhower, the first director of the War Relocation Authority

Sickened by what was happening to Japanese-Americans, including the treatment of young children, Eisenhower resigned as Relocation director on the 17th of June, 1942.  Appointed by President Roosevelt on March 18, he had lasted in his position just three months.

Media Credits

U.S. government-produced film, "Japanese Relocation" (1942), online courtesy U.S. National Archives.


To cite this story (For MLA citation guidance see easybib or OWL ):

"Japanese Relocation - U.S. Government Film" AwesomeStories.com. Oct 07, 2013. Aug 21, 2019.
Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Show tooltips