Monday, December 10, 2007

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project

I mentioned the Densho catalog on LibraryThing in a previous post. Densho is a Japanese term meaning "to pass on to the next generation."
"The legacy we offer is an American story with ongoing relevance: during World War II, the United States government incarcerated innocent people solely because of their ancestry.

We present these materials and related resources for their historic value and as a means of exploring issues of democracy, intolerance, wartime hysteria, civil rights and the responsibilities of citizenship in our increasingly global society."
The Densho website ( has some powerful stories and incredible primary source materials.

The Yasutake Story is worth a look:

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