TEMPORARY DETENTION CAMPS FOR JAPANESE-AMERICANS – SALINAS ASSEMBLY CENTER


This monument is dedicated to the 3,586 Monterey Bay area residents of Japanese ancestry, most of whom were American citizens, temporarily confined in the Salinas Rodeo Grounds during World War II, from April to July 1942. They were detained without charges, trial, or establishment of guilt before being incarcerated in permanent camps, mostly at Poston, Arizona. May such injustice and humiliation never recur.

Designation:
• State Historical Site (934)
Visited: 06/27/2015
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