A Japanese detention station in our own backyard

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During World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the relocation of those considered a threat to national defense, including over 100,000 Japanese, German and Italian immigrants. The Tuna Canyon Detention Station in Tujunga was the closest detention facility to Santa Barbara and Ventura, but few people know it existed.



  • Jean-Paul deGuzman - History Teacher at Windward School and member of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition


Kathryn Barnes