The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaii Trailer

The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaii Trailer

The full-length documentary “The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaii” chronicles a little known story in Hawai’i’s history. Within 48 hours of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i authorities arrested several hundred local Japanese on O’ahu, Maui, Hawai’i and Kaua’i. In total, over 2,000 men and women of Japanese ancestry were arrested, detained and interned in Hawai’i. Later, they were sent to the Department of Justice and War Relocation Authority (WRA) camps on the continental U.S. There was no evidence of espionage or sabotage and no charges were ever filed against them. There was no evidence of espionage or sabotage and no charges were ever filed against them. While the story of mass internment of Japanese Americans in California, Oregon and Washington has been well documented, very little is known about the Hawaii internees and the confinement sites located in Hawaii.

The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaii Trailer