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A press release updating the beginning of the forced removal of people of Japanese ancestry from the military zone. The press release lists the number of people affected by the exclusion orders issued by Lieutenant General J. L. DeWitt. The numbers are broken down by state and includes German and Italian nationals. 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.