U.S. Government Found Liable for WWII Human Rights Violations

Grace Shimizu, director of Campaign For Justice: Redress NOW For Japanese Latin Americans! recently announced that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) published its verdict in the case Isamu Carlos “Art” Shibayma vs United States, holding that the U.S. government owes redress to brothers Art, Tak and Ken Shibayama for human rights violations perpetrated on them […]

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Gripsholm event held February 14-15, 2019 in N.Y.C. and New Jersey

  Twelve former child internees, as well as families and friends, commemorated the 75th anniversary of German-American prisoner exchange during World War II, hosted by St. Mary’s University in New York and New Jersey on Thursday, Feb. 14, and Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Three other former internees were represented by their children. All internees were […]

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St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, hosted “Day of Remembrance” for German American WWII internment

On Friday, October 25, 2018, “Day of Remembrance” events were held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of internment of German Americans during WW II in Chicago and around the country. Organized by student groups from St. Mary’s University, in San Antonio, students, supporters, and former internees attended. They call for Congress to officially recognize German […]

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“Only the Oaks Remain” exhibit in San Francisco

“Only the Oaks Remain: The story of Tuna Canyon Detention Station” in WW II, is on display from June 9, 2018-January 31, 2019, at 640 Old Mason Street, Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129. Sponsored by the National Japanese American Historical Society, the exhibit tells the true stories of people targeted as dangerous enemy aliens […]

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Ft. Lincoln, ND Civil Liberties Justice Center One Step Closer

The United Tribes Technical College, whose campus encompasses the former Fort Lincoln Internment Camp near Bismarck, North Dakota, has completed a Condition and Feasibility Assessment that provides recommendations to rehabilitate a former hospital and the hospital steward’s quarters for preservation and reuse. The study was funded with a 2013 grant from the Japanese American Confinement Sites […]

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Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition Receives New Funding

On June 8, 2017, the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition was awarded $54,000 by the National Park Service, which administers grants from the Japanese Confinement Sites Grants Program. These funds will be used to continue their work documenting the history of the Detention Station and the people who were held there during WW II. Planning […]

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Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park Hosts Enemy Alien Program Presentations

Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California, hosted three programs in the Fall of 2015 dealing with the Enemy Alien Control Program of WW II and its impact on civilian families. On September 12, “The WW II Enemy Alien Program and Lessons for Today” featured talks by historian John Christgau, author […]

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Friends of Texas Historical Commission Receive NPS Grant

In June 2015, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission received $16,000 from the National Park Service, which administers the Japanese Confinement Sites Grant Program. They will research and document a fading mural that was painted by an internee in the former Department of Justice Seagoville Enemy Alien Detention Station, an internment site used to detain Japanese, […]

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