As wartime hysteria mounted after December 1941, the U.S. government began forcibly relocating West Coast individuals with Japanese ancestry to ten inland sites. Hunt Idaho’s Minidoka War Relocation Center opened in August 1942. Dr. Robert C. Sims was devoted to research, writing, and education related to this unjust World War incarceration. Topics include Idaho Governor Chase Clark’s role in the removal decision, life in camp, the impact of Japanese labor on Idaho’s sugar beet and potato harvests, the effects of loyalty questionnaires, and more. His articles, papers, and speeches expose this national tragedy as well as the resilience of those who suffered.
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