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Japanese-American Internment Camps 75 Years Later

Takao Bill Manbo
Courtesy of Eric Muller at Scapegoat Cities

Seventy-five years ago the U.S. government relocated more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans into internment camps following the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Parents were separated from their children, and many individuals were forced to give up their property.


In his forthcoming podcastScapegoat Cities,” Eric Muller showcases stories about people whose lives were disrupted by the federal government’s discriminatory policies. Those include the story of a man who mysteriously disappeared from a camp in southern Arizona and an internee who bravely volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1943, among others.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Eric Muller, Dan K. Moore distinguished professor of law in jurisprudence and ethics at the UNC School of Law, about the podcast “Scapegoat Cities.”

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.