Japanese American Internment
What Happened and How Did It Happen?:
Rabbit in the
Moon: Documentary on complex, intimate, often turbulent
life in the internment camps
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs on various internment around the United States, with statistics and more.
Chronology of World
War II Incarceration
By the Japanese American National Museum, this site provides a timeline of events leading
up to Japanese internment during the 1940s.
Nikkei Home Page
Information about Japanese-American history and internment.
A History of Japanese-American
By students of Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tennessee, this site provides a list
of camps, a timeline, the aftermath and more.
Learn about Japanese-American internment through politics, camps, memories, a timeline and
glossary and more!
American Internment Memorial
"A bronze memorial dedicated to Japanese Americans interned during World War II... in
the east plaza of the Robert Peckham Federal Building, only half a block away from the
original War Relocation Authority Building for Washington, California and Arizona."
Fact Sheet for America's Concentration Camps
From the Japanese American National Museum's National Resource Center. This short page
summarizes statistics and other historic information regarding Japanese-American
Office of Redress
Administration: US Department of Justice: Civil Rights Division
This government site answers frequently asked questions about internment; provides a
clickable map of all US internment camps and more!
A report of the personal account of one Japanese-American who lost his business and more
when he was sent to Minidoka internment camp in 1942.
Click on a location and see photographs of the camps.
Exhibit and Access Project
Camp Harmony exhibit, archive guide, and more.
Internment Camps, then and now
From the Art department of Glendale Community College in Arizona. Images from Butte Camp
amd Canal Camp.
Maps, populations, and information about Japanese-Americans and internment camps. From
lecture notes online for and introduction to a geography course taught by Ingolf Vogeler
at the University of Wisconsin, Eau-Claire.
American Internment: Santa Clara Valley
Visit this exhibit to learn of Japanese American internment and the people's attempts to
create a home in these camps.
From the University of Washington Libraries, this site gives an overview of internment,
Bainbridge Island information, the camp's adminstration and physical layout, work, school
and play, and marriages, deaths and births in the camp. "Washington, Oregon,
California, Arizona and Alaska Japanese-Americans were sent to nearby temporary assembly
centers. From there they were sent by trains to American-style concentration camps at
remote inland sites where many people spent the remainder of the war. This exhibit tells
the story of Seattle's Japanese American community in the spring and summer of 1942 and
their four month sojourn at the Puyallup Assembly Center known as "Camp
Mountain Digital Preservation Project
"Documents and photographs from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center Collection at
the John Taggart Hinckley Library."
MANZANAR - America's
Photographs and history of Manzanar Internment Camp in California.
Brief history of the camp, life there and a photo gallery.
Kooskia Internees and
From the Kooskia Internment Camp Project, this site summarizes Japanese-American
internment in Idaho including Kooskia Camp near Lowell and one at Minidoka, Idaho during
World War II.
Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona, 1942-1946
View photographs and read information that depict social life, camp life, work and more at
Arizona's camps. View the 1942 Executive Order from Franklin D. Roosevelt establishing
internment camps. From the University of Arizona Library.
Relocation Center Memorial
Images and information about Rohwer camp in Arizona.
Images from Topaz
Images from Topaz internment camp.
Photographs from Tule
Photographs on living, education, labor and buildings from Tule Lake internment camp.
The Seattle Times article captures Japanese-American internment in the Northwest.
Inlcudes the article online as well as many photographs.
Fences to Freedom
From the Palo Alto Weekly, this article presents information about
Japanese-American internment. Part One of two. See War's End for
From the Palo Alto Weekly, this article provides a personal perspective to
Japanese-American internment. Part Two of two. For part one, see From Fences to
Internment and Evacuation of
San Francisco Japanese | 1942
From the Museum of the City of San Francisco, this site provides newpaper article accounts
of the evacuation.
Museum of the City of San
Newspaper articles from the San Francisco News in the 1940s regarding
Racism Remained After
Internment Camps Close
Article from The Detroit News online that reports discrimination toward
Japanese-Americans after World War II.
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