Letter to the Honorable Monica Rodriguez
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The MEMORIAL WALL CAMPAIGN starts now. 2000 Japanese, German, and Italian aliens, and Japanese taken from Peru will be remembered. Be part of history.
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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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The Fukuzawa Sisters traveled to the Santa Barbara Historical Museum with Pastor Burrell and Derek Yee to see the exhibit. They are the direct descendants of Tsumoru Fukuzawa. They remember the day he was whisked away in an army truck with the canvas flapping. They were weeping. One sister recalled that her father asked the FBI for a moment to pray.
Tuna Canyon Story – The Grateful Crane Ensemble performs “Only the Oaks Remain” Posted Apr 28, 2018
Here’s a photo of our group who performed “Only the Oaks Remain” yesterday at the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center. Pictured are (l-r)
Sign Installation and Celebration at Intersection in Tujunga Posted Apr 28, 2018
Former Los Angeles Department of Transportation official, and current city traffic engineer and traffic planner, James Okazaki, and his team came through and designed the
Utilizing historic documents, images, artifacts, and oral histories the Museum will open two thought-provoking exhibitions, both of which reveal the impact of detention and internment on members of the Japanese, German and Italian communities in Santa Barbara – and beyond – shortly after American entry into World War II.