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Handout B: Instructions to Japanese, April 1, 1942

INSTRUCTIONS
TO ALL PERSONS OF
JAPANESE
ANCESTRY
Living in the Following Area:
All that portion of the City and County of San Francisco, . . . lying generally [on or near the coast] . . .

All Japanese persons, both alien and non-alien, will be evacuated from the above designated area by
12:00 o’clock noon Tuesday, April 7, 1942.
No Japanese person will be permitted to enter or leave the above described area after 8:00 a.m.,
Thursday, April 2, 1942…

The Civil Control Station is equipped to assist the Japanese population affected by this evacuation in
the following ways:

1. Give advice and instructions on the evacuation.
2. Provide services with respect to the management, leasing, sale, storage or other disposition of
most kinds of property including real estate, business and professional equipment, buildings,
household goods, boats, automobiles, livestock, etc.
3. Provide temporary residence elsewhere for all Japanese in family groups.
4. Transport persons and a limited amount of clothing and equipment to their new residence, as
specified below…

Go to the Civil Control Station at 1701 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California, between 8:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 1942, or between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 3, 1942, to
receive further instructions.
J. L. DeWITT
Lieutenant General, U. S. Army
Commanding