Funding for this website was provided by a grant from the California State Library through the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program.About the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program: The CCLPEP was established in 1998 by legislation introduced by then–Assemblyman Mike Honda of San Jose, and administered by the California State Library. The goal of the program is to help develop educational materials that will ensure that the forced mass incarceration of persons of Japanese ancestry will not be forgotten. Assemblyman George Nakano of Torrance introduced legislation that extended the program funding and established it as a State Library program.
Did You Know?
Approximately 150,000 German and Italian POWs arrived in the United States after the surrender of Gen. Rommel's Afrika Korps in 1943. When the war was over, there were 425,000 enemy prisoners in 511 main and branch camps. Camp Tulelake was a branch camp.