On February 19, 1942, just months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forced from their homes and sent to one of ten ‘relocation’ camps, where they were imprisoned behind barbed wire for the length of the war. Two-thirds of those held until 1945 were American citizens.
Produced by APM Reports, in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Order 9066 chronicles the history of this internment through vivid, first-person accounts of those who lived through it. This moving new three-episode series is available July 11-December 31, 2018.