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After Japanese attack on Perl Harbor over 110 000 Americans of Japanese descent were forced to leave their houses during 48 hours and were sent to so called War Relocation Camps. It was done as a measure of revenge. People didn’t trust Japanese Americans. Some of them were even accused of being aware of air raids on Perl Harbor. In fact they didn’t know anything about it. Moreover they accepted themselves as citizens of the United States. The famous picture depicts a huge banner saying I Am an American that was hung over the window by a man of Japanese descent. The picture was taken just before his internment.