Learning about the history of Japanese internment camps should be an essential part of understanding the history of the United States. These important documentaries are an engaging way to learn more about Japanese internment camps.
This post was inspired by a family trip I took in the fall of 2016. My husband, two children, and I traveled from California to Wyoming, where we made a pilgrimage to Heart Mountain Relocation Center (also known as Heart Mountain Japanese Internment Camp).
Important Documentaries about Japanese internment Camps
As of the time I am publishing this blog post, the following documentaries are available to view for FREE online. Ranging in length from about 15 minutes to just over one hour, be sure to review the content before deciding if it’s appropriate for your children. My personal recommendation is for middle school and up, but again, be sure to assess the content for yourself.
- The Legacy of Heart Mountain
- Injustice at Home: Looking Like the Enemy
- Manzanar: Never Again
- Oregon’s Japanese Americans
- From Hawaii to the Holocaust
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I hope that these resources help you and your family learn more about the history of Japanese internment in the United States as well as other related topics such as racism and immigration.