Mission Statement To preserve stories of the Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants, and Japanese taken from Peru, and others, at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station which was operated by the Department of Justice during World War II in the City of Los Angeles.

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The Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition (TCDSC) biographies were written by the board, community and family members. We have gained a greater insight to their personal experiences. Sigrid Toye said, “I am now finally able to share my feelings with the universe.”

The mission of the TCDSC is to tell the stories of the Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and others taken from Latin America. We will continue to search for such stores so please contact us so it is preserved for future generations and researchers.

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Hold These Truths Posted Jun 17, 2017

“Hold These Truths gives hope that the arc of the moral universe does indeed eventually bend toward justice.” – Los Angeles Times See what critics

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Dr. Kanji Sahara Receives the JACCC Spirit Award Posted Jun 17, 2017

Dr. Kanji Sahara was born in Hiroshima and came to Los Angeles when he was half year old. During WWII, his family was in Santa

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Board Member June Berk, Chair of the Santa Anita Reunion and Reception Posted May 05, 2017

Many Japanese-Americans who lived through years of imprisonment in camps around the country during World War II still carry with them the scars of their

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