Slideshow - FBI Inspections and Roundups
The FBI seized guns, cameras, radios and anything else they deemed contraband and stored them in warehouses. Many of these items were never returned to their owners. Some Nikkei families destroyed or hid cultural items they felt would make them appear loyal to Japan. The Issei men, who were taken into custody and were separated from their families for months and in some cases years, did not talk much about their incarceration. We can only speculate on how difficult it was for them to be away while their wives or eldest children prepared their families for evacuation.
Exclusion and Internment - FBI Inspections and Roundups
HISTORY – Exclusion and Internment