Camps

On February 19, 1942, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 causing the evacuation of over 120,000 people of Japanese descent from the west coast, first to assembly centers, then to more permanent “relocation centers”, in reality prison or concentration camps, later euphamized as “internment camps”. A majority of the people were American citizens.

My parents were two of those people, sent to the Poston, Arizona camp.

MOVING WALLS

BARRACKS

PILGRIMAGE

VISITS