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Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, CA

Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, CA

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Images of the Issei (Japanese-American citizens) arriving at the Tanforan "assembly center" as they wait for other internment camps to finish. This happened all around California. The site was a former racetrack and is now a mall, "The Shops at Tanforan."
Images of the Issei (Japanese-American citizens) arriving at the Tanforan "assembly center" as they wait for other internment camps to finish. This happened all around California. The site was a former racetrack and is now a mall, "The Shops at Tanforan."

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Published by: malagirlfriend on May 02, 2012
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20 Views of theTanforan AssemblyCenter for “Persons ofJapanese Ancestry”20 Views of theTanforan AssemblyCenter for “Persons ofJapanese Ancestry”
Photographed by Dorothea Langefor the War Relocation Authority,April 29 and June 16, 1942.From the holdings of the NationalArchives and Records Administration.www.nara.govPhotographed by Dorothea Langefor the War Relocation Authority,April 29 and June 16, 1942.From the holdings of the NationalArchives and Records Administration.www.nara.gov
©1999 Gladys Cox Hansen©1999 Gladys Cox Hansen
 
 
The assembly center opened April 27, 1942, atwhat is now the site of Tanforan ShoppingCenter, as a temporary holding area forinterned Japanese. It housed 8,000 prisoners.The assembly center opened April 27, 1942, atwhat is now the site of Tanforan ShoppingCenter, as a temporary holding area forinterned Japanese. It housed 8,000 prisoners.
 
 
Photographer: Dorothea Lange, San Bruno, California, April 29, 1942 —WRAPhotorah C-138
“The last familyoff the bus fromSan Franciscohave just arrivedat this assemblycenter (formerlya race track)which will betheir home untilrelocationcenters inlandhave beenestablished andare ready foroccupancy.”
—WRA Caption

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