A Hawaiʻi WWII Internment Resource List is available through the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's Tokioka Heritage Resource Center's online library catalog. To access the list of books, oral histories, archival collections, etc., click here.
View the Hawaii Internee Statistics from July 24, 2015.
View Video Clips
Selected Primary Resources:
LIFE OF INTERNEES & FAMILIES
Jean Ariyoshi - A Childhood changed forever
George Hoshida - Life of a Japanese immigrant boy
Sam Nishimura - Life in camp
Doris Berg Nye - Memories of Honouliuli
Jack Tasaka - Stories from Honouliuli
Ted Miyamoto - Censored letters from camp
Kazuki & Kayo Kosaki - Letter to an internee on the mainland
Selected External Materials
“Stepping into the Past: Behind the Scenes of The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i” by Ryan Kawamoto, Oct. 11, 2013 from Discover Nikkei
“The internment camp in West O‘ahu’s backyard” by Cheryl Ernst from Malamalama
“Honouliuli (Detention Facility)” by Alan Rosenfeld from Densho Encyclopedia
“Sand Island (Detention Facility)” by Alan Rosenfeld from Densho Encyclopedia
“Finding Honouliuli” from Honolulu Magazine
Honouliuli Gulch and Associated Sites: Final Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment, August 2015 by the National Park Service.
This final study report was written to determine whether the Honouliuli Internment Camp and other internment sites in Hawaiʻi were feasible for inclusion in the national park system. The study evaluated 17 sites. Chapter 2, "Historical Overview and Resources," (p. 5-40) provides excellent historical background and descriptions of each of the Hawaii internment sites, enhanced by many maps and illustrations.