To all persons

On a brick wall beside an air raid shelter poster, exclusion orders were posted at First and Front Streets in San Francisco, California, directing the removal of persons of Japanese ancestry from the first part of San Francisco to be affected by the evacuation concentration camps.  The order was issued April 1, 1942, by Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt, and directed evacuation forced removal from this section by noon on April 7, 1942. (NARA)

Alien and “non-alien” alike.  Babies and the elderly.

One thought on “To all persons

  1. After becoming a father myself I can’t help but think of the effect on the kids. The photos are out there, but sometimes hard to get to — I collected the ones that struck me a couple of years ago:

    Lunch Hour at the Raphael Weill (9066)

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