Japanese Internment Camps of WWII

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Attack at Pearl Harbor

1941

The attack at Pear Harbor from the Japanese happened on December 7, 1941.

The start of the Internment Camps

1942

Local Authorities and the F.B.I started to round up all of the Japanese American people and put them in Internment Camps in fear that they were a threat to the U.S.

Removal of Japanese Americans from their homes

08/07/1942

The removal of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans from their homes on August 7, 1943.

The first inmates arrive at Minidoka, Idaho.

08/10/1942

The first 292 inmates arrive at Heart Mountain, Wyoming.

08/12/1942

The first inmates arrive at Granada, or Amache, Colorado.

08/27/1942

The first inmates arrive at Topaz.

09/11/1942

The first inmates arrive at Rohwer, Arkansas.

09/18/1942

The surrender of Germany ends the war in Europe.

05/07/1945

The camps start closing toward the end of the war

06/01/1945