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WWII internment camp designated historic monument

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:25 a.m. HST, Jun 26, 2013

LOS ANGELES » Los Angeles officials have voted to designate a World War II-era internment camp in the San Fernando Valley as a historic-cultural monument.

City News Service reports the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to honor the former site of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, which is now a one-acre oak grove.

More than 2,500 Japanese, Japanese Americans, Germans, Italians and Japanese-Peruvians were detained there following Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The council vote overturns the Cultural Heritage Commission's rejection of the designation earlier this year. In its rejection the commission noted that none of the camp's original buildings were still standing.

Councilman Richard Alarcon countered that numerous other sites without original structures are honored by the commission, including a former Disney Studio site that is now a Gelson's supermarket.

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mikethenovice wrote:
Most people want to forget this horrible moment in time.
on June 25,2013 | 06:06PM
Steve96785 wrote:
It would be interesting to know how many second or third generation Germans were detained. My uncle was third generation German-American, spoke no English till he started high school in a German farming community in the mid-west. He, unlike Japanese in similar communities of the west coast, was recruited into the OSS. None of his neighbors were ever threatened with detention, unlike Japanese-American families that essentially lost all of their property built up by hard work over generations of citizenship in this country. There were no recorded instances of Japanese-American's involvement in espionage, unlike some of the east coast German residents who signaled U-Boats near Long Island.
on June 25,2013 | 07:56PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
On Oahu Germans were detained at the Sand Island facility and yes, many of them did loose property. They are often overlooked by local media references and even by the Federal Parks department when they were assessing potential memorial sites.
on June 26,2013 | 07:05AM
DABLACK wrote:
Hard to bal ??ance the treatment they had, Is this country fair or what. When will we all be treated per the Preamble
on June 26,2013 | 06:54AM
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