This month marks the 80th anniversary of the presidential order that led to the internment of nearly 120,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II. One of those camps was just south of the Oregon border in Newell, California. It was called the Tule Lake Segregation Center. JPR’s Erik Neumann spoke with Hiroshi Shimizu who was interned there with his family.
Right after World War II, the government offered returning veterans homesteads in the Tule Lake Basin near the California border with Oregon.The 213…