September 6, 2017
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“At the end of the Second World War, the federal government sought to send Japanese Canadians to Japan. Fuelled by racism and fear of a possible attack by Japan on the Pacific coast, Japanese Canadian men of military age were sent to work camps in British Columbia. The remaining people were then evacuated to rough townsites. Their properties were sold at fire-sale prices. In 1944, evacuees were told they could stay in Canada as long as they dispersed east. The government also coldly decided to deport some Japanese Canadians to a Japan most had never seen. In the end, 3,964 people — including the people shown in this photograph — were deported to Japan. The remaining 20,000 spread out across Canada and integrated into the population. In 1988, Canada apologized for the sins of wartime.” J. L. Granatstein, O.C., award-winning author, military historian and former CEO of the Canadian War Museum.

See this iconic image in the outdoor exhibition Snapshots of Canada, presented at the Canadian Museum of History until October 2, 2017.
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