Obama to create national monument at Hawaii internment camp

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President Obama will designate a former internment camp for Japanese-Americans in Hawaii as a national monument.

The Honouliuli Internment Camp, near Honolulu on Oahu, will be managed by the federal government in an attempt to honor and preserve the legacy of the hundreds of Japanese-American people who were forcibly kept there during World War II, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The White House told the Times that the designation, to be made Thursday, is meant to recognize “the fragility of civil rights during times of conflict.” A White House spokesman confirmed the Times’s report Wednesday.




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