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Japanese American Imprisonment During World War II
April 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presentation by Sam Mihara
Sam Mihara is a second-generation Japanese American. His parents were born in Japan and immigrated to the U.S. in the 1920’s. Sam was born in the early 1930’s and raised in San Francisco. When World War II broke out, the United States government forced Sam and his family to move, first to a detention camp in Pomona, California and then to a remote prison camp in Northern Wyoming, where they stayed for three years. The camp was one of 10 in the United States. Together the camps housed a total of 120,000 West Coast residents of Japanese ancestry, most of them U.S.-born American citizens.
Presented in partnership with the Twin Cities Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, Minnesota State Mankato, and Allianz.