Japanese Internment Camps

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Book cover of 'Taken from the Paradise Isle' edited by Heidi Kim
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During World War II, approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced into internment camps across the country. About 2,000 internees came from Hawai'i, including George Hoshida and his family.