This is a part of #IAMDENVER's documentary: A Thousand Paper Cranes: How Denver's Japanese American Community Emerged from Internment. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/n_anMUDecbM
In the ongoing efforts to preserve the Amache site in Granada, Colorado, there’s now a museum and cemetery, a replica of a barrack, a restored water tower and a replica of one of the old guard towers.
Denver resident, Derek Okubo, takes us on a tour of the Amache site and shares the story of his father, who was held there at a young age, along with his family, before they were released and settled in Denver. At the site, Derek is joined by John Hopper, with the Amache Preservation Society, who details how life was for the over 7,300 people who were forced to live there for close to four years.
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