of the Camps: a PBS documentary and online website that captures
the experiences of six Americans of Japanese ancestry who were confined
as innocent children to internment camps by the U.S. government
during World War II. The documentary film, available through N.A.A.T.A.,
portrays their personal journey to heal the deep wounds they suffered
from this experience
Densho, the Japanese American
Legacy Project, preserves the testimonies and memories of the Japanese
American who were incarcerated. The site includes sections on the
cause of the incarceration, a learning center and archives-- transcripts,
articles, and photographs. Registration is required to view the
Exploring the Japanese American
Internment through film and the Internet is divided into three
sections, World War II & Roundup, the Camps Experiences, and
Post War & Impact Today. The site explores through film, audio,
photos, poetry, stories, and interactive activities.
Japanese American Internment, a website with pictures of camps,
articles about the relocation, and links to related issues, is created
and maintained by John C. Yu.
American Internment: Santa Clara Valley Online Exhibit
The exhibit, on permanent display at the Japanese American Resource
Center in San Jose, California's Japantown, depicts the internment
camp life of the many local Santa Clara Valley Japanese Americans
who were interned. This exhibit, not only displays some of the difficulties
they experienced, but also the Japanese Americans' efforts to recreate
some part of the life they had left behind.
Internment Oral History
U.S. Congressman, Daniel Inouye, interviewed in 1984, clip, 1:43
min., found in History Study Center-- Search for Japanese Internment
Japanese American National Museum
provides someone documents and information online but is designed
mostly for imparting information for visitors to the Los Angeles
Teacher & Student Resources
Internment Media Resources List of materials available from
Moffitt Library of University of California at Berkeley:The extensive
list of film titles is annotated and provides information about
sources for the films and other media resources.
Japanese-American Internment Liberty Themepark from the Utah Education
Network includes resources for virtual field trips to internment camps,
people to visit related to the internment, things to do, and webquests.
Note: some of the links on this website are no longer active.
The United States Government, especially the Office of War Information,
produced several films now available through The
Relocation: U.S. government-produced film produced by U.S.
Office of War Information, narrated by Milton S.Eisenhower, director
of the War Relocation Authority, defends the World War II internment
of Japanese American citizens. b&w, sound film, 9:26 minutes.
Internment: scenes of Japanese-Americans being shipped out
of the Fillmore (San Francisco district) on their way to "internment".
b&w, silent, 23 seconds.
Challenge to Democracy: U.S. government film produced by U.S.
War Relocation Authority attempts to defend the massive internment
of Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War
II.b&w, sound film, 17:13 minutes.
December 7 (Pearl Harbor): unknown producer, film is a War
bond sales promo stridently advocating vengeance against Japan
for bombing of Pearl Harbor.It encourages purchase of war bonds
as viewers leave the movie theatres.b&w, sound film, 1:45
San Francisco/Bay Area Japanese American Internment
& Oral History Connections
American History Archives: The center, located on Sutter Street
in San Francisco, contains an extensive, growing collection of books,
periodicals, documents, maps, photographs, art and film relating
to the Japanese experience in the United States from the mid-1800s,
when the first Japanese pioneers set foot on American soil, to the
present. Visits may be arranged.
Personal Stories - Selected Self-Published Accounts