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May 9, 2011 - Manzanar War Relocation Center

After Death Valley we drove to Lone Pine, CA to visit Manzanar, a so-called Japanese War Relocation Center, because it sounded better than "Japanese Detention Center or Prison", which it really was. It was established by the U.S. Government following the Pearl Harbor attack on Hawaii on December 7,1941 because the Japanese were reclassified as enemy aliens. There were seven such camps within the U.S. during this period. About two-thirds of all Japanese Americans interned at Manzanar were American citizens by birth. The remainder were...

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May 13, 2009 - Manzanar, Japanese Internment Camp

Manzanar, WW II Japanese Internment Camp My next stop was the Japanese relocation camp of Manzanar, just north of Lone Pine. I arrived there at about 3 PM, so had plenty of time to explore the interpretation center, which is in the newly refurbished gymnasium. If you haven’t heard of Manzanar, or read much about the relocation of the Japanese from militarily sensitive areas during WW II, you would find it interesting. The displays and 22 minute long film introduce you to what the two classes of Japanese went through after Japan bombed...

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