Manzanar National Historic Site

  • Jericl Cat (Flickr: Manzanar, a national historic site) / Wikimedia Commons

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Manzanar National Historic Site in California provides an opportunity to learn about one of the World War II Japanese American internment camps.

In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II. Located at the foot of the imposing Sierra Nevada in eastern California's Owens Valley, Manzanar has been identified as the best preserved of these camps.

 

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