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  • On January 14, 1942, the government of Canada declared a 100-mile security zone along the coast of British Columbia and ordered all males of Japanese ancestry between the ages of 18 and 45, whether or not Canadian citizens, to vacate that zone. These men were sent to forced labour camps, building roads in the interior of British Columbia.
  • This was followed in February, 1942 by orders for the mass removal of all Japanese-Canadians from the coast of British Columbia. The B.C. Security Commission was established to oversee the removal and internment of the JapaneseCanadians. The horse barns at Hastings Park in the Pacific National Exhibition grounds in Vancouver were converted into an initial "staging" area where thousands of Japanese-Canadians were incarcerated prior to their transport to hastily constructed internment camps in the interior of British Columbia. Conditions were primitive and harsh, particularly for the women and children.

JCCC — 更新日 3月 30 2011 8:02 p.m.


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