About 120,000 Japanese American men, women and children were held in 10 internment camps during World War II. No one was ever charged with espionage.
The internment of a people, based solely on their heritage, turned out to be one of the darkest chapters in our nation’s history.
In April 2008, CAIR-Greater Los Angeles Area organized an educational trip for more than 100 Southern California Muslims to visit Manzanar, the first Japanese American internment camp established during the war.
CAIR-LA is currently producing a short documentary on that Pilgrimage, with funding from One Nation — a philanthropic collaborative, and plans to release it in July.
The documentary will shed light on what the Muslim community members learned from this moving journey and the friendships and bonds they formed with members of the Japanese American community.
SEE: Manzanar Pilgrimage 2008 Trailer
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To learn about the Annual Pilgrimage to Manzanar, pleaseclick here.