Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of FDR’s Japanese Concentration Camps




"“One Jap became mildly insane and was placed in the Fort Sill Army Hospital. [He]… attempted an escape on May 13, 1942 at 7:30am. He climbed the first fence, ran down the runway between the fencing, one hundred feet and started to climb the second, when he was shot and killed by two shots, one entering the back of his head. The guard had given him several verbal warnings.”

— FBI Report of the death of Ichiro Shimoda, a gardener from Los Angeles who had been taken from his family on December 7, 1941

Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of FDR’s Japanese Concentration Camps by Tim Chambers, Anchor Editions

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