Millennials Take the Loyalty Questionnaire

March 27, 2020
Kizuna Staff

In 1943, the War Department and the War Relocation Authority (WRA) created a questionnaire to determine the loyal from the disloyal in the Japanese American internment camps. The questionnaire was controversial in many ways, first and foremost due to the fact it was questioning the loyalty of American citizens. The final two questions on the questionnaire created tension, confusion, and anger based on wording and implications.

Preview of the loyalty questionnaire

To explore the contents and how the previous generation might have felt, we asked young Japanese Americans to take the questionnaire and share their thoughts.

Kizuna Staff

This video was created, developed, and edited by the Kizuna staff.