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Study examines little-known WWII internment camp in Alaska

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By RACHEL D'ORO

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It´s interesting that Japan didm´t create internment camps to Chinese and others foreigners during WW2...these foreigners could just go about their business as usual freely...and so was the country of Brazil who had the largest Japanese population in the world after Japan,,,they also didn´t intern foreigners unlikee their neighbouring countries like Peru,Bolivia etc...

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As of December 1941, there were 2,138 civilians of Allied nations in Japan -- 1,044 Americans, 690 British, 188 Canadians, 109 Dutch, 41 Australians, 38 Belgians, 19 Norwegians, and 9 Greeks (General Conditions of External Police Affairs, Mid-1941, Vol. 1). Total Allied civilian internees of the Japanese estimated to be 132,895 (50,740 men, 41,895 women, 40,260 children); of these, there were 15,000 deaths (Bernice Archer, The Internment of Western Civilians Under the Japanese, 2004).

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What interesting was how few German and Italian Americans were interned. There was a strong racist tone tot he Japanese American internment.

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