JEROME, IDAHO — The Japanese American Relocation Center is remembered with a display and recreation of the guard tower near Jerome, Idaho. This center is referenced in a novel I read for a class at the U of M OLLI this past winter. Dave Frazier, former Statesman reporter, did the driving and we dined at an elegant greasy spoon in Twin Falls.
Six Supreme Court justices during World War II were responsible for this sorry chapter in US history because they were convinced by Justice Dept. officials that some Japanese Americans might be disloyal which was not true, according to Ian Millhiser in the book “Injustices.”