The Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center in Arkansas is largely lost to history. Between 1942 and 1945, up to 8,000 Japanese Americans were interned at Rohwer—a 500-acre camp surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards. Although most physical remains have been wiped from the landscape, important stories remain to be shared.
Click here for a video of George Takei's remarks at the dedication of interpretive exhibits at the Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center in April 2013.Explore
Today the site of the original camp is in agricultural production., with only the cemetery and a smokestack remaining. Click here for an introduction to what remains.Explore
School Group Tours
Explore this little-known history with your students. Here's what you need to know to bring your class to the former internment camp site.Explore
Conversations with Former Internees
Listen to the experiences of former internees in their own words...Explore