Calls for Japanese Canadian Internment

Calls for Japanese Canadian Internment


Title Proper F0 GR1222 BOX 159 FILE 01
Date(s) 1940
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
Correspondence from private citizens regarding registration and internment of “enemy aliens.” Calls for the confiscation of firearms [Japanese Canadians are not always mentioned specifically]. Request from the Canadian Legion demanding the registration and internment of enemy aliens and “to curb subversive activity among Aliens in Cariboo.” Letter from BC police discussing the possible need for internment camps.
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized selectively.



Calls for Japanese Canadian Internment
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Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.