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Memories from japanese internment in world war ii

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ELA High School

Memories from Japanese Internment in World War II

After Japan attacked the Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Americans of Japanese descent were taken away to internment camps. The terrible conditions they lived in during internment were only surpassed by the shock and humiliation the people suffered as they saw themselves changed overnight from loyal Americans, often American citizens, to “enemy aliens.” In this public radio story you will hear first person accounts from people who lived in the internment camps when they were children.

Immigration US History II World History II Civil RIghts World War II

Story Length: 7:45

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Robin Amer, distributed by PRX

AIR DATE: 05/01/2009

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