Notices of sale slowly reached Japanese Canadians in internment.
One man burst into tears when he learned his boat had been sold. Another tore up his cheque, vowing to never use the money.
Japanese Canadians replied to officials with outrage, sorrow, and downright refusal. The Office of the Custodian filed their letters, but continued to sell their belongings.
Explore a selection of these letters to learn how Japanese Canadians argued against the sale of their homes and belongings.
This iPad app was originally developed as part of the Broken Promises traveling exhibition, co-curated by the Nikkei National Museum and the Royal BC Museum for the Landscapes of Injustice project. It is part of the online JOURNEYS Digital Resource for teachers, students, and educators, available on the Nikkei National Museum website.
This app is in French and English.
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- Resolve Design Inc.
- 879.4 MB
- Requires iPadOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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