Hawaii Volcanoes National Park hosting documentary screening

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On Feb. 19, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will screen a documentary  about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
On Feb. 19, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will screen a documentary about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will host a special program Feb. 19 dedicated to the history of Japanese American internment during World War II.

The new film "Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp," which tells the story of an Idaho internment camp that held more than 9,000 people, will be screened. 

On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt approved internment in an executive order that led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese American citizens and legal residents of Japanese ancestry living in the United States during World War II. Kilauea Military Camp in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was used as one of the Japanese internment camps. 

Following the movie, National Park Service archaeologist Jadelyn Moniz-Nakamura will discuss World War II history from the Hawaii perspective. 

The special After Dark in the Park program starts at 7 p.m.

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