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[Memo from Colonel Karl R. Bendetsen, Assistant Chief of Staff, Civil Affairs Division, to Director Milton S. Eisenhower, War Relocation Authority]
Bendetsen, Karl R.: author
Civil Affairs Division: author
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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A memo from Colonel Karl R. Bendetsen to Milton S. Eisenhower, Director of the War Relocation Authority, describing the temporary assembly centers. The assembly centers were meant to be temporary until locations for the incarceration camps could be decided upon. Accelerated "evacuation" timelines increased pressure on the internment selection process and assembly center facilities.
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.
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World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Administration
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers
San Jose State University Department of Special Collections and Archives;
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
John M. Flaherty Collection of Japanese Internment Records

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