Shiro Takeshita on Japanese Internment
On the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066

Holocaust liberator Shiro Takeshita describes being in the Salinas State Assembly Center (Japanese internment camp) and seeing an old man killed by a guard simply for being too close to the camp fence.

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which authorized the evacuation of all people on the west coast of the United States deemed a threat to national security. Over 100,000 men, women, and children of Japanese descent were relocated to internment camps, where they remained until the end of the war. President Gerald Ford terminated the executive order on its anniversary, February 19, 1976, thirty-four years later.