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Japanese-Americans Remember WWII

Tomorrow is the anniversary of what is, for many Americans, a painful chapter in US history.

On February 19th, 1942, President Roosevelt signed an Executive Order forcing about 120-thousand Japanese-Americans away from their homes, jobs and farms and into ten internment camps during World War Two.

Many of those thousands were US citizens living on the West Coast.

The US government did not formally apologize or make reparations to survivors until 1989.

Betty Haruko Nishi, who is now 72 and lives in San Jose, remembers leaving behind her father´s new tractor, and the pain of destroying her mother´s kimonos and everything else of Japanese origin.

Former internees say they hope a lesson was learned and that others aren´t treated the same during America´s war on terrorism.