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Order 9066 chronicles the history of the WWII Japanese American Incarceration through vivid, first-person accounts of those who lived through it. The series explores how this shocking violation of American democracy came to pass, and its legacy in the present.
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History lesson not to be forgotten
Too often shameful and damaging American history is swept under the rug and forgotten only to reoccur over again. The imprisonment of innocent Japanese American citizens based only on prejudice and mob-mentality is a sober reminder of American injustice. There has never been a case of any wrong-doing on the part of any of the imprisoned. The same negative sentiments have found a new victim: Muslin Americans. We would do well to remember the lessons of the past to avoid repeating them.
So far, it's an extremely interesting podcast on a topic not well known- Japanese internment camps. Well worth the listen.
Very well done.
Interesting to hear about this corner of history from those who lived it. The original music adds a nice touch as well.
- Category: Society & Culture
- Language: English
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