Manzanar National Historical Site is in the middle of nowhere in California. It represents one of the darkest moments of US history in the 20th century. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and World War II started in the Pacific, the US President decided to put all Japanese American in concentration camps in very isolated areas. Japanese Americans were deprived of their liberty for as long as the war continued. They had to leave all their lives behind and when the war was over, they were forbidden to come back to the 3 Pacific coast states. They had to start from scratch.
Manzanar NHS is one of the only places which were kind of preserved.
These are the police posts at the entrance:
And the lunch hall:
These are the remaining of a Japanese garden the "inmates" created.
And the following are photos of the cemetery: