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Nancy Ukai

<p>Nancy Ukai is based in Berkeley, California. She is is director of 50 Objects/Stories: The American Japanese Incarceration, a digital project funded in part by a National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites grant that examines the incarceration of Japanese Americans through 50 artifacts. She also works with <a href="https://tsuruforsolidarity.org/">Tsuru for Solidarity</a>, a grassroots group of Japanese American activists working to end detention sites and support front-line immigrant and refugee communities that are being targeted by racist, inhumane immigration policies. Her family members were incarcerated at Tanforan, California, and Topaz, Utah. Her grandfather took a box of eucalyptus leaves. Rev. Kimura never retrieved his sutras.</p>

What They Carried When the Japanese American Incarceration Camps Closed

The closing of the World War II camps marks its seventy-sixth anniversary in 2021.