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A grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating, and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understandings of American history and inspire action for equity.

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A comprehensive reference tool with nearly 1,000 free and accessible entries related to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans.

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Oral history interviews, photos, newspapers, and other primary sources that document the Japanese American experience from immigration through redress with a strong focus on the World War II mass incarceration.

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Online education center featuring multidisciplinary curriculum, instructional guides, and primary source material that allow teachers and students to connect with the lived experiences of Japanese Americans.

JAPANESE AMERICAN WWII INCARCERATION: THE CORE STORY

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Learn the basics about World War II Japanese American incarceration through a series of short videos and essays.

Oral History Spotlight

Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga describes coping with conditions in Manzanar concentration camp as a young mother.

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Stay connected with Densho through regular posts, guest contributions, and photo essays that put our work and the story of WWII incarceration in conversation with current events.

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  • Remembering Masaji Inoshita, veteran of the MIS, who educated Arizonans abt WWII incarceration http://t.co/kBpmdndg87 @kjzzphoenix
  • Uncovering the Buried History of a Japanese American Concentration Camp @manzanarcomm @KQED http://t.co/qlmKc5Kh2F
  • Our new Japanese language site is live! Pls share w Japanese speakers wanting to learn abt Japanese American history http://t.co/FS4wMBMs6W
  • 100年以上前の集団移民から、第二次世界大戦を経て現代に至る迄、 日系アメリカ人の歴史をもっと知ろう!Densho の日本語資料ウェブサイトは、豊富な画像と動画で日系人の足跡をたどります。http://t.co/UMQFsWozgB
  • Japanese Americans Respond to General Wesley Clark’s Calls to Resurrect Incarceration Camps http://t.co/Gc0NUNiNak