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Just want to add that if people are interested in learning more about the internment, they can visit the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center in Old Town/Chinatown in Portland. It's at 121 NW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97209 - (503) 224-1458. The center is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of Japanese Americans during WWII in the northwest and does an excellent job.
At the museum, visitors will see photos of the internment, watch a video of interviews with internees, and see a recreation of a typical camp barracks room. It's truly a moving and enlightening place and I encourage any listener who would like to learn more about it to visit the museum.
Also, the Japanese American Historical Plaza in Waterfront Park (north of the Burnside Bridge) commemorates the event but points out that the story is about civil rights for all Americans. Visiting both the historical plaza and the museum is a wonderful way to learn more about this regrettable even tin U.S. history.
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