Topaz Internment Camp
The internment of Americans of Japanese ancestry during WWII was one of the worst violations of civil rights against citizens in the history of the United States. The government and the US Army, falsely citing military necessity, locked up over 110,000 men, women and children in ten remote camps controlled by the War Relocation Administration and four male-only camps controlled by the Justice Department. These Americans were never convicted or even charged with any crime, yet were incarcerated for up to four years in prison camps surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards. The camp begins at 10000 West 4500 North, outside of Delta, Utah. The Topaz Museum is located at 55 West Main, Delta, Utah. Daily hours are 11:00 to 5:00. Closed on Sundays. There is no admission fee, but donations are encouraged.