September 4, 1943

Official Expresses Fear of Reprisals by Japanese
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was established in 1938 to investigate allegations of disloyalty and subversive actions in America. Earlier this year, HUAC, also known as the Dies Committee after its chairman Martin Dies, Jr. of Texas, released its so-called Yellow Report on the state of Japanese living in America. In July of this year, director of the War Relocation Authority Dillon S. Meyer criticized the report, expressing concern that it has “…stirred up a public hatred of Japanese…”. He speculates that if news of violence against those of Japanese decent in this country reaches Japan that American held there might receive “further maltreatment.”

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