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On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. In America, suddenly people of Japanese ancestry were treated differently. Several everyday people - a college professor, a drunk, a Jewish businessman, and a prostitute – react to Japanese-Americans in their own way. It no longer mattered whether a person recently emigrated from Japan or had been living in America for many years – all people whose families came from Japan were seen as the enemy.

First people who were actually Japanese citizens were sent back to Japan. Then Japanese-Americans from communities in Washington, Oregon, and California were sent to camps surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards.

In 1943, a Japanese-American serving in the American army was on a plane with a lieutenant from Nebraska. The Japanese-American soldier told the lieutenant how Japanese-Americans had been taken from their homes by the American government and sent to camps. At first the lieutenant...

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