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Meet Amazing Americans Writers & Artists Dorothea Lange
Photo of Memorial Day services at Manzanar War Relocation Center, 1942
Thousands of Japanese Americans were interned at the camp in Manzanar, California

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Lange and the Relocation Camps
Of the 10 internment camps that were established, two of the larger ones were in Arizona. Overall, more than 110,000 Japanese Americans were interned from 1942 until 1946. Even though she was against the policy of imprisoning Japanese Americans during the war, Lange photographed the people in these camps. Do you know why Lange took the job if she didn't believe that it was fair to imprison these people?
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