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[Speech by Captain Thomas E. Crowley], in support of Japanese-American servicemen during WWII
War Relocation Authority: publisher
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Text of speech by Captain Thomas E. Crowley in support of Japanese Americans. Crowly condemns the incarceration camps as ""streets of forgotten dreams and smashed hopes and utter disillusionment"". He goes on to describe the role of Japanese Americans in the U.S. Army during WWII, especially the 442nd Combat Team and the 100th Battalion , who saw massive casualties during the Italian campaign and went on to rescue the 36th division in France. Crowley describes in detail instances where Japanese-American troops lost their lives and died fighting for their country in spite of racial prejudice at home. Crowley concludes by encouraging American citizens to welcome Japanese Americans back into their communities during the resettlement period and to abolish racial prejudice.
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.
5 pages, typescript
World War II--Leaving camp--'Resettlement
Identity and values--Japanese American identity
Race and racism--discrimination
Race and racism--Discrimination
Identity and values--Nisei
World War II--Military service
World War II--Military service--100th Infantry Battalion
World War II--Military service--442nd Regimental Combat Team
World War II--Support from the non-Japanese American community
World War II--Military service--Medals and awards
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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