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Looking Back at Japanese Internment Camps

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Looking Back at Japanese Internment Camps

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Looking Back at Japanese Internment Camps

Looking Back at Japanese Internment Camps

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When the United States ordered all people of Japanese ancestry to internment camps during WWII, Fred Korematsu was jailed for refusing to comply. He lost his case at the Supreme Court in 1944, but in 1983 the conviction was overturned. Madeleine Brand talks with his daughter, Karen Korematsu-Haigh, who's involved in the Supreme Court hearings of Guantanamo Bay detainees.

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