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Honouliuli National Monument Proclaimed in Hawaii

Yesterday, President Obama designated the Honouliuli Internment Camp on the island of Oahu in Hawaii as a national monument. According to a White House fact sheet, “This monument permanently protects a site where Japanese American citizens, resident immigrants, and prisoners of war were held captive during World War II.  765 more words


Obama to declare Honouliuli Internment Camp a national monument

President Barack Obama will designate the former Honouliuli Internment Camp site on Oahu as a national monument, officials said Wednesday.

He is expected to make the announcement Thursday–a decision lauded by Hawaii’s Congressional delegation, local lawmakers and Japanese American organizations. 789 more words


Loveday stories: Escape Plans

Of the thousands of men interned at Loveday – Italians, Germans, and Japanese – perhaps it’s surprising that few escaped. Admittedly all had been captured as ‘enemy aliens’, in Australia or overseas, rather than on the battlefield. 542 more words


The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II - Jan Jarboe Russell

Crystal City, Texas, is a small town in a sandy, dry prairie near the Mexican border.  Its only claim to fame is spinach.  The sandy soil turned out to be fine for growing spinach and a statue of Popeye stands across from the city hall.  225 more words


"Remember the Lilies" by Liz Tolsma

It wasn’t until I read Liz Tolsma’s blog about “Remember the Lilies” that I was able to picture the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila, in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation.  396 more words

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