Japanese Americans lead 9/11 10th anniversary memorial in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A diverse group of Americans gathered Sept. 9 for a 10th anniversary memorial of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the Buddhist Church of Florin, a historic site where Japanese Americans once gathered in 1942 to learn of their impending imprisonment in American concentration camps. This time, however, the group gathered to […]

LETTERS: ‘American concentration camp’

Dear Editor: We were recently made aware that the American Jewish Committee (AJC) had requested that the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) disapprove a proposal to utilize the term “American concentration camp” to describe the World War II incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry. In a June 30, 2011, e-mail to the JACL, […]

UC Berkeley library awarded grants for Japanese American WWII projects

In late June, the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley was awarded two grants from the National Park Service to fund the digitization of its collection of materials related to the experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II and the creation of a series of oral histories focused on the concentration camps. […]

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