Central Utah WRA Relocation CenterFifteen miles west at Abraham is the location of the bleak desert site of a concentration camp, one of ten in Western America, in which 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry were interned against their will during World War II. They were the victims of wartime hysteria, racial animosity, and economic opportunism on the West Coast. Confined behind barbed wire fence and guarded by armed sentries and held for no justifiable reason, the internees, two-thirds of whom were American citizens, and the majority of whom were women and children, not only endured the bitter physical discomforts of the desert heat and cold, but sustained a shocking affront to their sense of justice and fair play and human dignity. May this grim episode of basic American principles gone astray remind us to work for understanding and goodwill and justice in an enlightened American today.
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|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:22am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12S E 364021 N 4357095|
|Decimal Degrees||39.35261667, -112.57816667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 21.157', W 112° 34.69'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 21' 9.42" N, 112° 34' 41.40" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-164 US-6, Delta UT 84624, US|
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