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        Remembering the Santa Fe Japanese Internment Camp

        In this video, learn about the Santa Fe Internment Camp, which held 4,555 men of Japanese ancestry from March 1942 to April 1946. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the US Government arrested and imprisoned thousands of Japanese-American men branding them "dangerous enemy aliens." Incarcerated without trial, they were forced to leave behind their families along with everything they knew and loved. Professor of Literature Gail Okawa, renowned photographer Patrick Nagatani, and southwestern artist Jerry West share their family's stories about the Santa Fe camp. Highlighted are original family photographs along with rare photographs of the camp loaned by Brian Minami of Featured is Japanese flute music performed by Andrea McQuate.


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