Ansel Adams' Manzanar photos on display at Skirball Cultural Center

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Celebrated photographer Ansel Adams is known for his nature landscapes of California. But in 1943, his camera focused on a darker side of California during World War II. (KABC)

Celebrated photographer Ansel Adams is known for his nature landscapes of California. But in 1943, his camera focused on a darker side of California during World War II.

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans were ordered to temporary camps over fear that some would be disloyal.

More than 10,000 would find a permanent home in Manzanar, in a desolate stretch of the eastern Sierra.

Fifty of Adams' Manzanar photographs, other photos, films and artifacts are on exhibit through February at the Skirball Cultural Center, known for its focus on Jewish heritage.

Watch Adrienne Alpert's full report in the video above.

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