Tuna Canyon Detention Station

LA’s Historic Cultural Monument #1039

Photo Credit: Stephen Schafer

Day of Remembrance at
San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center

During World War II, the U.S. government incarcerated without due process more than 2,000 Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants, Japanese taken from Peru, and others at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station located within the City of Los Angeles. Today, the barbed wire fence, guard posts, and barracks are gone. Only the oaks remain. This website reveals what they witnessed over 80 years ago. The main purpose of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition is to illuminate this tragic event so that such injustice is never again experienced by any group.

Mission Statement

To illuminate the U.S. government’s World War II incarceration of Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and others at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station and to promote social justice and equity so that such injustice is never again experienced by any group.

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