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1942 - The Canadian Government's Policies of Mass Evacuation, Internment and Expropriation of Property


Assembly Centre - 1942, Women's dormitory, Hastings Park, Vancouver, B.C.

As the evacuation of the Japanese continued and since the men were shipped to road camps or the POW camps, the women, children and elderly were herded to the livestock buildings of the Pacific National Exhibition in Hasting Park. The conditions were horrific. The building had not been properly cleaned nor made sanitary. Dried manure was scraped off but the smell lingered, ventilation was inadequate and dust floated in the air. Privacy was non existent until they improvised with sheets and blankets around the bunk beds, latrines lacked partitions until they protested.

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Assembly Centre - 1942, Women's dormitory, Hastings Park, Vancouver, B.C.
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Credit: Public Archives of Canada / Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Archives More »

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