Spike Jones’ “Der Fuehrer’s Face” is a best-selling single; noted civil rights activist FDR orders the internment of Japanese-Americans; Cassius Clay & Country Joe McDonald are born; Carole Lombard & Grant Wood die; Mexico declares war on Germany, Italy and Japan; no Nobel Prizes are awarded; gasoline rationing beings in the U.S.; and the Battle of Stalingrad begins.
Maybe 1942. I can understand internment in the panic of war, but what irritates me is that somehow when it was over, their property wan't theirs anymore. "...Stalingrad begins" is right. It went on for a long time.
May 22, 1942 a bad time all round and the Talks at Yalta between the big 3 were really just dividing countries up after WWll was all over.