Remembering the Past
This photo was captured at the site of Manzanar. It is located in what even today is a remote area east of the California Sierras.
“Manzanar is most widely known as the site of one of ten camps in the United States of America where ... Japanese Americans were forcibly removed (incarcerated) during World War II from December 1942 to 1945.” - Wikipedia
“Over 120,000 residents of the U.S.A., two thirds of whom were American citizens, were incarcerated under armed guard. There were no crimes committed, no trials, and no convictions: the Japanese Americans were political incarcerees.” - Dr. James Hirabayashi, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University
"... it's not for us today to pass judgment upon those who may have made mistakes while engaged in that great struggle. Yet we must recognize that the internment of Japanese-Americans was just that: a mistake." - Ronald Reagan
“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana
Canon PowerShot G9 X, f/5.6 @ 10 mm, 1/1250, ISO 125, No Flash
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