DENVER — 'A Thousand Paper Cranes: How Denver’s Japanese American Community Emerged from Internment', a documentary from the City of Denver, aired on 9NEWS, KTVD (Ch. 20), and 9NEWS+ on Saturday, June 4.
The documentary shows how thousands of Japanese Americans from the West Coast were forcibly sent to a confinement facility in a remote area in southeastern Colorado during World War II.
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After the war ended, many made the 250-mile trek to Denver to start anew. The #IAmDenver team conducted multiple interviews with members of Denver's Japanese American community, some of whom were interned themselves and some of whose families suffered but persevered and rebuilt their lives in our city.
For more information on the documentary and to learn more about other stories from #IAmDenver go to Denvergov.org.
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