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A thoroughfare at the Minidoka Relocation Center in springtime. In most ways, the ceremony was quite ordinary. The inductees, three abreast and twenty-two rows deep, marched into formation around a flagpole.
Military music blared over a loudspeaker. Proud but worried parents and friends gathered around the new soldiers to listen to speeches of welcome and praise.
Only one thing was unusual about this ceremony. The army that was welcoming these new draftees was simultaneously guarding them and their families at gunpoint as potential subversives.
The ceremony was taking place behind the barbed wire of the Minidoka Relocation Center in Hunt, Idaho. Minidoka was one of the ten concentration camps that the federal War Relocation Authority "WRA" set up in to house the nearlyNikkei—people of Japanese descent—that the government had deported from the west coast on suspicion of disloyalty in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Minidoka draftees were all "Nisei"—American citizens born along the west coast in the 's to the generation called the "Issei. Military service had been promoted to the Nisei as a precious opportunity to prove the loyalty and patriotism of all Japanese Americans—qualities that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had sharply, even if unfairly, called into question.
And Nisei loyalty was what the induction ceremony at Minidoka was designed to emphasize and celebrate.
The chairman of the internees' community council pursued this theme in his welcoming comments to the draftees and the four hundred other internees in attendance. Then it was time for the swearing of the military oath. Harrington, a member of the army's Traveling Examining and Induction Board, rose to swear the boys in, and to offer a few inspirational comments to the boys and their families about the task they were undertaking.
Did the lieutenant not know that the draftees were all American citizens, not Japanese? We are no Japs. Army was as much theirs as it was Lieutenant Harrington's.
Harrington accepted the suggestions and "agreed in good spirit to leave out such references in future induction ceremonies. One of the sixty-six young men turned his back on the assembly and walked away just before the oath was administered, joining in defiance the tiny handful of other young men from Minidoka who had decided to resist the draft rather than comply with it.
About the book During World War II the United States government conscripted Japanese American internees into the army after forcing them into internment camps on suspicion of disloyalty.
Most were more than willing to fight or even die for their country, but they wanted their country to first treat them as citizens, to grant them their rights, as it insisted on their duties. Free to Die for Their Country by Eric Muller tells, for the first time, the story of their resistance, trial, and imprisonment.
He first learned of the Japanese American draft resisters while on the faculty of the University of Wyoming College of Law. The story holds special interest for him both because of his own experience as a federal prosecutor and because of his family's own experiences during World War II as German-Jewish immigrants.
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