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Densho Amache Collection

Densho is a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating, and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understandings of American history and inspire action for equity. Their mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II. They have collected firsthand accounts of survivors, historical images, and teacher resources to explore principles of democracy and promote equal justice for all.

Information about Amache is available in their Encyclopedia and Digital Repository.

Encyclopedia

The Densho Encyclopedia features articles related to various aspects of the Japanese American incarceration experience. There is main entry on Amache, as well as over 200 other entries related to Granada/Amache!

To access all of the articles related to Amache, visit the search page and enter either Amache or Granada.

Digital Repository

The Densho Digital Repository contains oral histories, photographs, and images of historical documents. There are already more than 1,100 items related to Amache!

You can access materials related to Amache by:

1) Visiting the Granada(Amache) collection.

2) Visit searches on the terms “Amache” or “Granada” throughout the repository.

Within the repository, there are also specific collections related to Amache, for example:

Featured interview clip

Mutsu Homma recalls an encounter with a camp guard at Amache:

Mutsu Homma interview, Densho Segment 36. http://ddr.densho.org/interviews/ddr-densho-1000-24-36/