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Maui WWII internment camp sites part of research

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 5:22 a.m. HST, Mar 14, 2011

WAILUKU >> The National Park Service has identified two sites in Maui as former Japanese internment camps.

Park officials say the Kalana O Maui building in Wailuku and the Horizons Academy of Maui in Haiku lie on areas that held Japanese Americans during World War II. The two sites are among 13 statewide to be part of a resource study.

A Park Service spokeswoman says in Maui, there is little left from the camps. But officials are holding a series of meetings across Maui County to seek the community's input on how to preserve their history.

Congress recently instructed the National Park Service to carry out the study. Internment camp sites have been found on all six Hawaiian islands.

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