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Japanese American Internment: Life in the Camps

Japanese Americans’ education, employment, food sources, and living conditions changed drastically and made it very difficult for them to return to the lives they lived before internment… 7 more words

World War II

Selling Memories and History

By Judy Berman

The yellowed, tattered newspaper clippings and mementos that were part of my late mother-in-law’s life brought back a flood of memories.

As my husband started to inventory his mother’s belongings years ago, I thought about how little she spent on herself. 809 more words


Update: Venice Japanese American Memorial Maker

By Phyllis Hayashibara

What’s happening with the Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker? What’s taking so long? It’s been fourteen YEARS since the idea first came about, to memorialize the northwest corner of Venice and Lincoln Boulevards. 1,816 more words


Orchards of Our Forefathers - The Silicon Valley and Japanese Internment Camps

It’s March in the Bay Area, and everything is in bloom. The flowering trees are at their height this time of the year – ornamental plums, cherries, and crab apples turn into clouds of pink and white. 1,592 more words

The Crimson Kimono (1959)

From director Samuel Fuller comes another welcomed addition to his canon. It features the same type of seedy urban landscapes and back alleys of Pick up on South Street (1953) and there are some equally interesting characters like Mac (Anna Lee). 520 more words

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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


No Ordinary Camps

On February 19, 1942, Executive Order 9066 was issued by the President of the United States. It authorized the internment — merely a less controversial term for imprisonment — of people of Japanese descent for the duration of World War II because of security worries. 976 more words