• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument

    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Remembering Manzanar

Through the use of rare historic footage and photographs, and personal recollections of a dozen former internees and others, "Remembering Manzanar" explores the experiences of more than 10,000 Japanese Americans who were relocated to a remote desert facility during World War II. Created for use at the Interpretive Center at Manzanar National Historic Site, "Remembering Manzanar" gives viewers a sense of the place and its past, and a glimpse into a time when American citizens were exiled because of their ancestry.

The film is 22 minutes long and shows every half hour in the Interpretive Center.

Did You Know?

Rebuilt guard tower # 8. NPS Photo.

Eight guard towers were built around the perimeter of the camp. They were staffed by Military Police with submachine guns. In 2005 the National Park Service rebuilt one of the guard towers.