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Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: January 30, 2012
Caption: Nihonmachi Marker - Internees (Panel 3)
Additional Description: [Photo captions, clockwise from the top left:]
Leaving Heart Mountain, May 1943. Although the vast majority were confined until 1945, selected Nikkei were permitted out of the camps to work or continue their college education. (Photo courtesy of Masuo Akiznki)
Obsón religious festival at Heart Mountain in 1943 was celebrated despite the fact that during the war Japanese culture was viewed as anti-American. (Photo courtesy of Masaryi Kastlu)
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team receiving the Presidential Unit Citation. Thousands of Japanese-Americans served with great distinction in the U.S. forces during World War II. (Photo courtesy of Chester Tanaka and the National Japanese-American Historical Society)
Nikkei farming at Heart Mountain concentration camp. Santa Clara Valley Nikkei introduced agriculture into a dry and unproductive region of Wyoming. (Photo courtesy of Sakanye Family and California History Center Archives)
Submitted: February 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p192294
File Size: 2.758 Megabytes
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