In May 1942, President Roosevelt and the United States Army issued Civil Exclusion Order No. 34 that called for the internment of all Americans from Japanese descent. One of the camps was in Utah, the Topaz Internment Camp near Delta. This collection includes images and descriptions used in the making of a 1987 KUED film about Topaz. It documents the history of Japanese American internees from California and their temporary relocation to the Tanforan Race Track. Also documented is their arrival in Utah and the dignified way the internees lived their daily lives at Topaz for the next three years before the camp closed in 1945.
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