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“I am an American”: The chilling story of a Dorothea Lange photo taken after Pearl Harbor

“I am an American”: The chilling story of a Dorothea Lange photo taken after Pearl Harbor | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The mass internment of Japanese Americans was also not declared unconstitutional; it was upheld by the Supreme Court in the 1944 decision of Korematsu v. United States. Though the decision has never been overturned, it has been roundly condemned since. Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote that Korematsu “has been so thoroughly discredited that it is hard to conceive of any future court referring to it favorably or relying on it.” The late Justice Antonin Scalia deemed it as shameful as the court’s Dred Scott decision, which upheld slavery and determined that black Americans could never be citizens.
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The European Atrocity You Never Heard About

The European Atrocity You Never Heard About | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Even as Nazi officers were being tried for crimes against humanity after World War II, the Allies were perpetrating new ones.

 

also from the article: "Between 12 million and 14 million German-speaking civilians—the overwhelming majority of whom were women, old people, and children under 16—were forcibly ejected from their places of birth in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, and what are today the western districts of Poland. As The New York Times noted in December 1945, the number of people the Allies proposed to transfer in just a few months was about the same as the total number of all the immigrants admitted to the United States since the beginning of the 20th century. They were deposited among the ruins of Allied-occupied Germany to fend for themselves as best they could. The number who died as a result of starvation, disease, beatings, or outright execution is unknown, but conservative estimates suggest that at least 500,000 people lost their lives in the course of the operation."

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I wonder if anyone teaches this part. Disturbing.

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