Temporary Detention Camps for Japanese Americans - Merced Assembly Center

California State Historic Landmark 934

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

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#934 Merced Assembly Center
This was one of 15 temporary detention camps established during World War II to incarcerate persons of Japanese ancestry, a majority of whom were American citizens, without specific charges or trial. From May to September 1942, 4669 residents of northern California were detained until permanent relocation camps were built. May the injustices and humiliation suffered here as a result of hysteria, racism, and economic exploitation never recur.

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Merced County Fairgrounds, J St at 7th S, adjacent to parking lot at entrance to fairgrounds, Merced.

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