Connell, T. (2002). America's Japanese Hostages: The US Plan for a Japanese Free Hemisphere. Westport: Praeger-Greenwood.
De Nevers, K. (2004). The Colonel and the Pacifist: Karl Bendetsen, Perry Saito, and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
Karl Bendetsen who was an army major during these times gives us a clear account of what transpired in the camps that the Japanese hostages were being kept after the president had directed that they be held there. Americans were dreaded as a security hazard. Succumbing to terrible guidance and famous notion, President Roosevelt decided to bring forth an official request in February 1942 requesting the migration of all Americans of Japanese parentage to inhumane imprisonments throughout the United States. Departure requests were posted in Japanese-American groups giving directions on the most proficient method to agree to the official request. Most ...