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Web sites devoted to specific prison camps:

The Assembly Centers: Temporary Internment Camps
Pictures of the various assembly centers.

Camp Harmony Exhibit

Documents, letters and photographs from the Puyallup Assembly Center, a Japanese-American internment camp.

Heart Mountain Digital Preservation Project

Features documents and photographs from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center Collection at the Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming.

Internment Camps at Tule Lake and Topaz

From the Special Collections Department, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, and Private Collections.

Manzanar National Historic Site

One of the best preserved internment camps is now a part of the National Park Service and is open for self-guided tours.

Remembering Manzanar
A site dedicated to improving the Manzanar Camp as a historic landmark.

Tule Lake Pilgrimage 2000
The Tule Lake Pilgrmage Committee is gearing up for another one of their fabulous Fourth of July pilgrimages. This year's theme "Honoring Our Living Treasures, Forging New Links."

Plan on four days, July 1-4, 2000, of stories and memories shared by former internees, intergenerational discussion groups, workshops, speakers, and tours of barrack, messhall, and stockade remnants culminating in a rousing cultural program. This year the committee would like to especially acknowledge our living treasures, the elders who lived and witnessed the internment history. Internees over 90 attend for free. Please contact the committee for special needs arrangements as they would like to make this possible for those able to travel.

People of all races, ethnicities and walks of life are invited to come join the pilgrimage and learn firsthand from primary sources about the internment experience and its impact on our communities.

The Tule Lake internment Camp was one of 10 concentration camps administered by the War Relocation Authority during WWII. 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens, were rounded up and imprisoned in these camps for no crime except ancestry. The Tule Lake camp, located near the Oregon border in Northern California, was later designated a "Segregation Center" and folks who answered a questionnaire "wrong" were sent there as "disloyal" to the United States. Many stories of resistance can be found in the Tule Lake Internment Camp history.

The Tule Lake Pilgrimage Committee started taking people to the camp site in the 70's as a way to unearth history and educate the general public about this part of American History and as support for the developing Redress Movement which sought an apology and compensation from the U.S. government for the internees.

The Pilgrimages have transformed over the years and now is a healing journey where stories from the past are shared across generational lines and connections are made to ongoing and current events. Redress efforts are continuing and education, action and support are still needed.

The Tule Lake Pilgrimages are a major volunteer effort and the committee could use lots of help in the form of volunteers and/or monetary donations. Planning meetings are held the second Saturday of the month at 10 am at the Buena Vista United Methodist Church in Alameda, California. PLEASE JOIN US. Send checks/donations to: Tule Lake Committee, PO Box 170141, San Francisco, California 94117. For more information, contact: Stephanie Miyashiro at (510) 524-2624 or Hiroshi Shimizu at hshimizu@infinex.com.

War Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona, 1942-1946
Features images from approximately 40 photographs taken for the War Relocation Authority which depict life in Arizona's two camps: Gila and Poston (Colorado River) .


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