Beyond the Barbed Wire: Japanese Americans in Minnesota is an ongoing digital project that aims to preserve and present the unique experiences of Japanese Americans who came to Minnesota because of WWII. Approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forced into internment camps after Pearl Harbor. Some of them relocated to and restarted their lives in Minnesota after the war. This was largely because of college education, of which St Olaf was part, and military service, as the Nisei attended the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Camp Savage and then Fort Snelling. This project is dedicated to these unsung heroes, untold histories, and unforgettable stories.