Understanding Ethical Dimensions of History
What do historical injustices and sacrifice mean for us today?
Example: WWII Japanese Internment
Notice for the forced evacuation of Japanese Canadians from the B.C. coast. This notice appeared in the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province newspapers in June 1942.
© Vancouver Public Library / VPL Accession No. 12851 / CD No. 159
Relocation of Japanese-Canadians to camps in the interior of British Columbia 1942-46.
Credit: Tak Toyota/Library and Archives Canada/C-047066
Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre
P.M. Mulroney's Apology to Japanese Canadians 1988 from CBC Digital Archives
British Columbia apologizes, 2012
From the introduction of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's document:
"There is an emerging and compelling desire to put the events of the past behind us so that we can work towards a stronger and healthier future...The truth of our common experiences will help set our spirits free and pave the way to reconciliation."