A Look Into the Experience of Japanese Internment Camps Following the Bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Apr 200819
10:00a.m.

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
4600 Virginia Road

Long Beach, California, 90807
United States

LECTURE
Internment: The WWII Experience of Japanese Californians
presented by Lillian Kawasaki and Panelists

Perceived as a security threat, following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941,California’s Japanese were collected, deprived of their property, and forced to live in heavily guarded camps created to contain them. Japanese-Americans born in the United States, naturalized citizens and recent immigrants alike survived this bitter experience, and were released only after the war. Many were then reunited with husbands, fathers and sons who, though also Japanese, spent those years proudly serving in the United States military. Ms. Kawasaki has been involved in the restoration of Manzanar National Historic Site, one of the Japanese relocation centers established in Owens Valley on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevadas. She will host a panel discussion on this subject, accompanied by several Japanese citizens who lived through these trying times.

Saturday, April 19, 2008
10:00 a.m.
(Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee)
Advanced reservations requested
$5 General Admission
For reservations and information, call (562)570-1755 or visit rancholoscerritos.org

 

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