Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

How Pearl Harbor brought sorrow to Sonoma County’s Japanese community

He said, ‘I have to let you go because we’re not the same side anymore.’ He didn’t stop to think that I was an American citizen, born and raised in Los Angeles.

Although the first group of Japanese Americans was rounded up and forcibly removed from their home on Bainbridge Island, the same tragedy followed for Japanese Americans up and down the Pacific Coast. About 750 of those people were living in Sonoma County, California on Dec. 7, 1941. Learn the full story of their forced relocation to Granada War Relocation Center, euphamistically known to the internees as “Camp Amache”. Read the story in the Press Democrat here.

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