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Almost 80 years ago, more than 7,000 Japanese Americans — the majority of whom were U.S. citizens — were forced to leave their lives behind and were sent to Granada Relocation Center, a confinement facility in a remote area in southeastern Colorado. When World War II ended, a good part of those internees made the 250-mile trek to Denver to start anew. Here, together with fellow Japanese Americans who'd come from the other internment camps throughout the country, they built a strong community. In an effort to give voice to and preserve the stories of those who lived through those times, #IAMDENVER interviewed members of the Japanese American community in Denver. We spoke with people who were interned themselves, and their families who suffered, yet still persevered and rebuilt their lives in our city. Watch their deeply touching saga of survival, endurance and eventual triumph in A Thousand Paper Cranes: How Denver's Japanese American Community Emerged from Internment. Learn more at iamdenver.org #DayOfRemembrance
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