Japanese American internment: Returning to Los Angeles

Originally posted on Framework:
In January 1945, the exclusion mandate under Executive Order 9066 was rescinded and Japanese American internees were allowed to return to the West Coast. After a slow start, by the summer of 1945, thousands of internees were coming back to Southern California. An article in the Aug. 1, 1945, Los Angeles Times reported: Back from three years in a War Relocation Authority center in Rohwer, Ark., 96 Japanese-Americans yesterday arrived in Los Angeles to resume an existence interrupted by the exigencies of a war that made the Pacific Coast a potential combat area. As they stepped off their special…