Yellow Journalism

My German born grandparents were treated very differently than Japanese born people during WW2. The reasons for this are very likely two-fold; first Germany didn’t bomb Pearl Harbor in a sneak attack killing over 2000 Americans while sinking most of the US Navy in the process! The second reason is that my Grandparents look more like Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt than Japanese born people did.

These were two very powerful differences that would result in allowing one to be free and one being confined. While my Grandfather was accused by one of his workers that he was helping the enemy by slowing down the munitions line he was the foreman of, he survived his war year(s) experience in the USA. While we know that some Japanese did not survive their confinement we will never know just how many would not have survived had they been free!

And that is all I’m going to say about that!     

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