As World War II ended, Americans looked forward to resuming their lives. For millions of people in Europe and Asia, though, life would never be the same. Over 55 million people worldwide had been killed (400,000 Americans) and millions were separated from their families or left homeless. Cities throughout Europe and Japan had been destroyed.
Questions and Answers
Question: What happened to the Japanese-Americans who were sent to military camps during World War II?
Answer: Beginning in 1942, some 110,000 Japanese-Americans were taken from their homes, businesses, and farms and sent to internment camps. Some were sent to Japan. In 1944, a Supreme Court ruling made it illegal to send Japanese-American citizens to a camp without a probable cause. After this ruling, people slowly started leaving the camps and rebuilding their lives. In 1946, the camps were closed. Imagine how hard it must have been! People had lost their homes, their businesses, their belongings, and their friends. Adults had to find new jobs; children adjusted to new schools and friends.
Visit the Atlantic to see photos of Japanese-Americans during and after World War II.
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