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One Family's Journey

Toshio, Mitsuye, and Joe are U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry who were incarcerated during World War II. Follow their journey through the camps as they recount their experiences and the profound effect these wartime events had on their family.
One Family's Journey

During World War II, more than 120,000 individuals of Japanese ancestry were held without trial in a complex network of detention sites throughout the U.S. Over two-thirds of those imprisoned were U.S. citizens.

Forty years later, the U.S. government determined that the incarceration was wrong and President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. While many of the physical sites have faded into the landscape, their history serves as a reminder of the fragility of our democracy.
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