More than 70 years after incarceration camps were established in Hawaii to imprison Japanese Americans, the camps remain a mystery and very few people know that the camps really existed, reports Reason TV.
That’s about to change. The ruins of one of the camps has been found in Oʻahu and the landowner has agreed to open it up to the public.
“On the mainland, I think it was understood that you did nothing wrong. I mean, everybody who was of Japanese descent got thrown into camps,” says Brian Niiya of the Japanese American Legacy Project. “[In Hawaii] it was just select families. And for many years, members of those families didn’t want to talk about it.”
You can learn a lot more about the camp and the efforts to uncover its buried past on Reason TV.