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Japanese Internment Observed at Eastern

Written by Kate Harner

 

 

image8-2[1].gif               The Amache Japanese Internment Camp, 1943 

 

Willimantic, CT - Eastern Connecticut State University's Intercultural Center will host "Days of Remembrance: Japanese American Internment." The program, which is part of the center's monthly cultural celebrations, will be held from Feb. 2 - 5 in the Intercultural Center, located in the Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing of the Student Center. The public is invited. Admission is free.

            The Days of Remembrance seek to bring awareness to the internment of Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor. On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which ordered the internment of approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans, 65 percent of whom were United States citizens. The program will include a compilation of images, photographs and historical annotations from and about the internment of Japanese Americans, as well as a showing of the acclaimed documentary "Children of the Camps." The documentary highlights the stories of six Japanese-Americans who were interned in American concentration camps during World War II.

            For more information, contact Milton Jackson at (860) 465-4421.

 

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