A rare post of another photographer's photo, this one taken in 1942 by famed photojournalist, Dorothea Lange, displayed at the entrance to the Topaz museum in Delta, Utah. The caption reads: "Tagged like their luggage, the Mochida family waits for a bus to Tanforan assembly center" – a race track where they slept in the horses stalls. September 11, 1942 marked the opening of Topaz, a concentration camp hastily built by the US government in the Utah desert. It was one of 10 camps that held 120,000 West Coast Japanese Americans removed from their homes not because of anything they did but because of their race. 11,213 ended up here in Topaz, including my Mom, Dad, grand parents and relatives on both sides. My older brother and sisters were born here during the 4 years they were incarcerated behind the barbed wire and guard towers manned by armed soldiers. I just spent an emotional weekend touring the site with my family at the grand opening of the Topaz museum, dedicated to telling this little known story. #topazmuseum #utah #japaneseamerican #topazinternmentcamp @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative

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