National Park Service’s $111,000 Grant to Boost Internment Education

During his tenure with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division,  Robert (Bob) Bratt served as the director of the Office of Redress Administration. Bob Bratt was responsible for compensating Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps during World War II.

The U.S. government has endeavored to make right the issue of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. As the director of the Office of Redress Administration, Robert Bratt worked to make certain that each eligible Hawaiian internee received $20,000 redress and an apology from the U.S. President.

A new grant from the National Park Service will fund a multimedia and virtual tour project to increase public awareness of the Honouliuli Internment Camp on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. During World War II, the camp housed about 300 Japanese Americans, many who were taken into custody days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941.

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