This is a short video our team created to help Friends of Manzanar raise funds for the rebuilding of Block 14 at the Manzanar National Historic Site.
When completed, Block 14, a $1 million preservation project, will be comprised of several structures replicating a typical “block” and will include one barracks representing the camp as it appeared when the Issei and Nisei first arrived and another that is typical of how living quarters appeared after internees began to adapt and improve their surroundings.
Friends of Manzanar is a volunteer organization comprised of men and women committed to educating others about the World War II experience of Japanese Americans. After the outbreak of the war,120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens, were confined in America’s concentration camps. Manzanar, located in California between the towns of Independence and Lone Pine, was one of ten such camps.