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Life in the relocation center
4 décembre, 2016 @ 8:12 Non classé


During World War II, people of Japanese descent were incarcerated in the Relocation Center under the executive order of President Franklin Roosevelt. Residents were at the camp from 1942 to 1945, two months after the end of the war with Japan.

So that you understood better, I am going to present you the interview of George Takei:

Indeed, American soldiers came to the front door of their house to order them out. His mother crying and he will nerver forget. Thus, George was born and raised in L.A and simply because they happened to look like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor they were deported. The « relocation center » sounds very inocuous but there were machine guns, armed soldiers, barbed wire.. It was a big euphemism. It was a dark chapter in America story.


Furthermore, I am going to present you another Roger’s picture which is called American Infamy published in 2008.There is yellow or beige because the scene take place in a deserted landscape and because there isn’t life and the desert is sterile. After, we can see a white cloudy to represent the weather or the smoke created by the machine guns and the red sky could be the violence of the war. Try to imagine two guards in uniforme are constant watch on seattered families in the camp. The guards domineering the families. So, we can see barracks and the camp is fenced by barbed wire for nobody goes out. To finish, we can see a relocation center through a window and behind the guards, maybe because we are pure and simply spectators.

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