• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument

    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Places

Manzanar was only one of ten internment camps, or War Relocation Centers. In addition, Japanese Americans were housed in temporary Assembly Centers, Department of Justice camps, and other facilities. The maps here show the wide ranging locations of these sites.

War Relocation Centers

Assembly Centers

Department of Justice Camps, Army Facilities, and Prisons

Did You Know?

Window sign in Oakland, California. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

Two thirds of the Japanese Americans interned at Manzanar were American citizens. Most others would have become citizens if it were legally possible.