The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaiʻi
57 min., produced by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi (2013).
"Within hours of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaiʻi authorities arrested several hundred local Japanese on Oʻahu, Maui, Hawaiʻi island and Kauaʻi. They were Buddhist priests, Japanese language school officials, newspaper editors, business and community leaders. In total, over 2,000 men and women of Japanese ancestry were arrested, detained and interned at 13 different confinement sites located in Hawaiʻi. There was no evidence of espionage or sabotage and no charges were ever filed against them. While the story of the 1942 mass round-up, eviction, and imprisonment of Japanese Americans in California, Oregon, and Washington is well documented, very little is known about the Hawaiʻi internees and their unique experience during World War II."--Container.