60 Powerful Photos Of Japanese American Incarceration Camps That Will Change Your View Of History
Between 1942 and 1946, approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced into incarceration camps in the US.
There has been much debate over how to describe the forced relocation of Japanese Americans from their homes to camps during World War II (specifically 1942-1946).
In the captions of these images, we use the word "incarceration." We use "Japanese Americans" to refer to Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans), Issei (Japanese immigrants, parents to Nisei, who were barred from becoming naturalized citizens due to discriminatory laws), and Sansei (third-generation Japanese Americans).