When Warren Furutani was growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s, he sometimes heard his parents refer to a place where they once spent time -- a place they called â€œcamp.â€ To him â€œcampâ€ meant summer camp or a YMCA camp, but this was something different. During World War II the US government incarcerated Warren Furutaniâ€™s parents, along with over 110,000 other Japanese Americans, in ten different detention centers throughout the United States. When they talked about â€œcampâ€ thatâ€™s what they meant.
In 1969, Warren Furutani and his friend, Victor Shibata, went looking for the closest camp to Los Angeles, a place called Manzanar.
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