Nikkei History

1942

Mass expulsion of Nikkei begins. Some are given only 24 hours notice. Cars, cameras and radios are confiscated for “protective measures.” A curfew is imposed. Nikkei are ordered to turn over property and belongings to the Custodian of Enemy Alien Property as a “protective measure only.”

Seized vehicles at Hastings Park
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Japanese Canadian relocation – Seized vehicles at Hastings Park, 1942. Vancouver Public Library 1369.

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