The 150 year history of the Japanese in America, like other immigrant groups, is one of triumph and tragedy.  It is the story of an immigrant group that helped to build America, and after suffering the indignities of forced removal and incarceration, rose to recoup their lives and rebuild their communities whose social structure had been destroyed during World War II.  In the process they came together and utilized the tools of democracy:  The courts, Congress, public hearings and grass roots campaigning to win

their long delayed justice and

mark their place in America.  It

is a legacy of the undaunted

courage  and indomitable spirit

of Americans that will pave the

way so that this tragedy will never

be repeated.

Historic PerspectiveHistoric_Perspective.htmlshapeimage_1_link_0
About the CampsThe_Camps.htmlUnfinished_Business.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0
Our Stories and PoetryStories_and_Poetry.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0
    This is a small collection of        writings about Manzanar. Some poems have been read/performed at the Manzanar Pilgrimage, the Manzanar At Dusk evening program or published...MAD.htmlStories_and_Poetry.htmlshapeimage_5_link_0
Finding your family records

To find which camp your family was in search here

                                        Contact Information

The Manzanar Committee

Phone: (323) 662-5102



Months of Waiting

by Estelle Ishigo

Read more...Video_Library.htmlVideo_Library.htmlshapeimage_8_link_0
Read more...The_Camps.htmlThe_Camps.htmlshapeimage_9_link_0
Read more...Stories_and_Poetry.htmlStories_and_Poetry.htmlshapeimage_10_link_0

The forced evacuation and incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast of the United States during World War II constitutes a grievous chapter in American history.  Two-thirds were U.S. citizens..

Enlisting the cooperation of various governmental agencies, the WRA selected sites for the permanent concentrations camps.  The movement of the population into the camps...

Video LibraryVideo_Library.htmlVideo_Library.htmlshapeimage_11_link_0
For our most up-to-date news, and announcements,  visit our Blog Here