Forced removal

War Relocation Authority1942

California Museum

California Museum
Sacramento, United States

By mid-May 1942, Sacramento’s Japantown was deserted as its residents were forced out. They first were held at the Walerga “Assembly Center,” a few miles north of Sacramento, before being sent to long-term camps in distant places.


  • Title: Forced removal
  • Creator: War Relocation Authority
  • Date Created: 1942
  • Location Created: Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Subject Keywords: Walerga, Japanese American internment, Sacramento
  • Type: Photograph
  • Original Source: National Archives and Records Administration

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