Lessons in History

The Pearl Harbor attack intensified existing hostility towards Japanese Americans. As wartime hysteria mounted, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 forcing over 120,000 West Coast persons of Japanese ancestry (Nikkei) to leave their homes, jobs, and lives behind, forcing them into one of ten prison camps spread across the nation because of their ethnicity. 

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Historic Herrmann House is being used as the temporary Visitor Center at Minidoka NHS

Herrmann House becomes Visitor Center.

Visitors from around the world learn about this sad chapter of US history at this historic site.

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

Bainbridge Island Memorial

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, a site on Bainbridge Island, WA, established to honor those who were removed.

Want to learn about the incarceration experience? Visit the site.

The Incarceration Experience

Want to learn more about the incarceration experience? This story has much to teach people.

Last updated: August 16, 2019

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