• Creator
  • Hirabayashi, Gordon
  • Created Date
  • 1942
  • Description
  • In his letter, written from the King County Jail, Hirabayashi discusses his feelings about the outcome of his trial--both his pleasure at being able to see his friends and supporters in the courthouse and his dismay at the court's decision. Hirabayashi states "I was happy to note that the court procedure was very academic and with no apparent sensationalism. On the other hand it was rather sad to realize that the trial was not really a trial. ... more
    In his letter, written from the King County Jail, Hirabayashi discusses his feelings about the outcome of his trial--both his pleasure at being able to see his friends and supporters in the courthouse and his dismay at the court's decision. Hirabayashi states "I was happy to note that the court procedure was very academic and with no apparent sensationalism. On the other hand it was rather sad to realize that the trial was not really a trial. And to see that the gov't representatives were willing to betray one of our nation's most fundamental reasons for existence gives one a glimpse of how much unbalance can be cause by fear and hysteria." He notes that his sentence to the road camp (which he requested to be longer than dictated by the court) will not begin until the appeal has finished. less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2013