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MEMORIES OF IMPRISONMENT: Japanese American Incarceration During World War II
March 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Please join the Virginia Holocaust Museum for a conversation with Sam Mihara. Sam is a second-generation Japanese American, and at 9 years old he and his family were forced to move into an internment camp in northern Wyoming after the United States entered World War II. They would live crowded in a single 20 x 20 square foot room for the next 3 years. Today, as one of the very few surviving prisoners who speaks nationally about this dark time in our history, Sam shares poignant personal memories of events from 80 years ago that have continued to resonate through the decades.
Sam’s presentation will give students the opportunity to hear how discrimination affected his life. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask Sam questions after his presentation. This program is free and open to middle and high school students.