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WWII 'loyalty hearing' courtroom to be dedicated

September 22, 2011 • State News

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Fort Missoula courtroom that was used to hold “loyalty hearings” for more than 1,000 Japanese nationals living in the U.S. during World War II has been restored and will be dedicated this weekend.

The Post Headquarters Courtroom held hearings for the Japanese men taken from their homes in the months following America’s entry in the war after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941.

The men, all resident aliens who could not become American citizens, were arrested by the FBI after they were identified as prominent Japanese leaders or potential Login to read more

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