Can you imagine someone taking your home, all of your possessions, and your freedom? In 1942, the Canadian government uprooted 21,460 Japanese Canadians from British Columbia’s coast.
They boarded trains, bringing only what they could carry. Officials promised to protect the rest. Instead, Japanese Canadians were dispossessed: everything was stolen or sold.
Together, researchers and community members have sought to understand this history. The Landscapes of Injustice digital storytelling site presents our results in four claims