• Creator
  • Anonymous
  • Created Date
  • 1982
  • Description
  • In this anonymous letter from "A Japanese Friend & I hope it will always be thus" to Gordon Hirabayashi, anonymous attempts to compare the displacement of the Nissei and Issei to the general American experience of war. They write, "Have you ever attempted to estimate the enormous hatred for the Japanese after the heinous attack on Pearl Harbor. Do you realize they knocked out the entire Pacific Fleet leaving our West Coast open to attack. Mayb... more
    In this anonymous letter from "A Japanese Friend & I hope it will always be thus" to Gordon Hirabayashi, anonymous attempts to compare the displacement of the Nissei and Issei to the general American experience of war. They write, "Have you ever attempted to estimate the enormous hatred for the Japanese after the heinous attack on Pearl Harbor. Do you realize they knocked out the entire Pacific Fleet leaving our West Coast open to attack. Maybe our government did irrational things so did your people when they attacked the Islands, that certainly was uncalled for." They finish the letter saying, "Can't you find anything to be grateful for or is your ambition cloistered in a desire to get even no matter what the consequences. Did you ever consider that many American men, very young men had to give their lives in order that you could have the opportunity to be a professor in a university. If you can't bury your hatchet then perhaps our government was too lenient, perhaps there... less
  • Format
  • Text
    Correspondence (letter)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in JPEG format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2014