Tuesday 12th December 2017,

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Merced Sun Star: Documentary About Incarceration of Japanese Americans in Central Valley

posted by Randall

Merced Assembly CenterA documentary dedicated to  the story of Japanese American incarcerated at the Merced County Fairgrounds is scheduled to air Sunday on PBS in Fresno, reports the Merced Sun Star.

Interviews with those incarcerated in Merced will be featured as well as a behind the scenes look at the building of the memorial.

More than 46-hundred Japanese Americans were imprisoned at Merced where they stayed for three months before being transferred to permanent incarceration camps.

“Not only does it (the documentary) honor those imprisoned, but it is an educational tool to remind the community this happened and to prevent something like this from happening again. We are fighting prejudice.” said executive producer Bob Taniguchi.

 

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