43rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage/2012 Manzanar At Dusk: Strong, Intimate Bonds Between Communities Are Key
June 20, 2012
by Kosuke Kudo
I learned a little about Manzanar through the UCLA Nikkei Student Union, and by visiting the Japanese American National Museum. My image of Manzanar is that is a very isolated and harsh environment. However, I do not really know about Manzanar, or the internment camps.
I heard that there would be chances to talk with people who were actually in the camp, during the Manzanar Pilgrimage and Manzanar At Dusk programs, and I really wanted to listen to their stories. I believe that it is very important for me to be able to gain a deeper understanding of history to visit the actual place, and to listen to people who actually experienced it. I hoped that the trip would be a great opportunity for me to think about the history from different perspectives. Read more of this post