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Broadside instructs Japanese American residents in west Multnomah County (Portland & vicinity), state of Oregon, that they will not be permitted to travel, take up, or change residence prior to May 5, 1942 and to prepare for evacuation by that date to a Civil Control Office in the area. Residents failing to comply with the Civil Exclusion Order would be subject to criminal penalties and immediately apprehended and interned. Also instructs "responsible family members" to report to the Civil Control Office on April 29 or 30 for further instruction. The War Relocation Authority (WRA), together with the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Office of the Commanding General (OFG) of the Western Defense Command (WDC) operated together to segregate and house some 110,000 men women and children from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains documents and photographs relating to the establishment and administrative workings of the (WDC), the (WRA) and the (WCCA) for the year 1942.
Geographic Communities--Oregon--Portland World War II--Administration--Western Defense Command Race and racism--Discrimination World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Preparation World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Exclusion orders World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--'Evacuation Day Immigration and citizenship--Law and legislation--Discriminatory laws
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