Fort Lewis (detention facility)
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|US Gov Name||Fort Lewis Internment Camp|
|Facility Type||U.S. Army Internment Camp|
|Administrative Agency||U.S. Army|
|Location||Fort Lewis, Washington (47.1333 lat, -122.4833 lng)|
|Date Closed||March 30, 1943|
|Population Description||Held people of Japanese descent from Alaska, Hawaii, and the mainland U.S.; also held German and Italian nationals.|
|General Description||Located within Fort Lewis Army Base, 17 miles south of Tacoma, Washington.|
|Peak Population||42 (1942-05-04)|
|National Park Service Info|
- The War Department planned Fort Lewis as a temporary facility. By 1943, all the internees of Japanese and Italian descent were sent to the Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camp at Fort Missoula, Montana; the German internees were transferred to the DOJ internment camp at Fort Lincoln, North Dakota.
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