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Manzanar Detainee Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Who Revealed Racism, Not Security, as Reason for WWII Interment Dies at 93


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Naoko
- 238 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, who uncovered proof that thousands of Japanese-Americans incarcerated in the United States during World War II were held not for reasons of national security but because of racism, has died at age 93.



   

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Tania N (883)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 1:51 am
Thank you.
 

Tania N (883)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 1:52 am
Thank you.
 

Sue L (72)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 4:52 am
She is a true hero that got to the truth that the US government had long denied. Japanese-Americans were interred during WWII because of racism, and for no other reason. There are many lessons to be learned from this that still apply today. Especially with our president being an outright racist. Speak up whenever you see racism and injustice anywhere. It is our duty as good citizens!
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 10:46 am
Sue said it all..Racism should be dead. Thanks Naoko
 

fly bird (26)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 7:25 pm
I agree with Sue.

Thank you for sharing, Naoko.
 

Peggy B (43)
Friday July 27, 2018, 10:07 am
TYFS
 
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