The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II

Sandler, Martin W.

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans swept the country after Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Culling information from extensive, previously unpublished interviews and oral histories with Japanese American survivors of internment camps, Martin W. Sandler gives an in-depth account of their lives before, during their imprisonment, and after their release. Bringing readers inside life in the internment camps and explaining how a country that is built on the ideals of freedom for all could have such a dark mark on its history, this in-depth look at a troubling period of American history sheds light on the prejudices in today's world and provides the historical context we need to prevent similar abuses of power.

Published: New York : Walker Books For Young Readers, 2013.
ISBN: 0802722784
Branch Call Number: J940.5317 SAN
Characteristics: 176 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,28 cm.


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Japanese-American regiment liberated the prisoners in Dachau concentration camp, ironically, since their relatives back in America had been rounded up and put in relocation camps during the war. Sandler tells the story of these camps and the life in them, and what their inhabitants faced when the war was over and they left the camps. Illus. with photos.

Apr 03, 2014
  • lmcshane rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great resource book - for this difficult period in American history after Pearl Harbor. Relates to current immigration issues and defining who is American - and, gives perspective to anti-Muslim sentiment after 9/11.


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