A street in between barracks at Manzanar. A man is sitting on the front steps of a barrack, and another is walking down the street. There are mountains visible in the distance.

Introduction to WWII Incarceration

A series of short videos introducing viewers to the unjust incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.

Densho Catalyst: Essays & Opinion

Hidden histories, connections between past and present, and why these stories matter today.

Campu: A Podcast

Hosts Hana and Noah Maruyama weave together the voices of survivors to tell the story of Japanese American WWII incarceration like you’ve never heard it before.

A Japanese American family stands in front of a barbed wire fence next to a guard.


For decades, euphemisms have been used to diminish the reality of WWII incarceration. Learn terminology that more accurately describes what happened to Japanese Americans.

Self-Guided Learning for Students

Resources for students seeking an independent study of WWII incarceration, including short films and reflection prompts.

A young Japanese American man sits on a box reading in front of shelves of books.


An ever-expanding collection of essays about the key people, places, and events that played a role in the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.

Facing the Mountain

Facing the Mountain is a new book about WWII Japanese American incarceration and the 442nd RCT by NY Times bestselling author, Daniel James Brown. Watch him in conversation with Densho founding director Tom Ikeda.

Women walking on Terminal Island. Image by Molly Murakami

Tide Goes Out

Molly Murakami's graphic novel, Tide Goes Out, recounts one family’s journey from their early years on the shores of Terminal Island, through their detention in Manzanar, and eventual return to the place they once called home.

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