Today In History

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On this day in 1942, Adolf Hitler signed an order requiring 120,000 Jews into to be forced from their homes and placed in remote, miltary-style camps throughout Germany.

Except it wasn’t Hitler.  It was Franklin Roosevelt.

Except it wasn’t Jews.  It was Japanese-Americans.

Except it wasn’t Germany.  It was in America.  Right here.  No trial.  No hearings.  The Department of Justice was simply allowed to round up Japanese-American families and "relocate" them into camps behind barbed wire.


While nothing like the concentration camps of the Holocaust, it is still disturbing that Americans, many of whom took and passed "loyalty tests" to America, were rounded up and shipped to remote deserted areas, simply by virtue of their race and heritage.  Learn more.