2008 National Conference » Events

Alien Places and Alien People: Department of Justice Internment Camps During World War II

Moderators:
Tetsuden Kashima, Professor, American Ethnic Studies Department, University of Washington

Panelists:
Nobusuke Fukuda, Retired Child Welfare Administrator
Satsuki Ina, Professor Emeritus, filmmaker & psychotherapist, California State University, Sacramento

Topic: Different Views on the Incarceration
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Capitol 4, 4th Floor

One topic within the field of World War II Japanese American exclusion and detention that is far too little documented is the array of Department of Justice administered camps. These camps interned Japanese America’s Issei leadership, first-generation immigrants ineligible by law for U.S. citizenship. This panel is moderated by an alien enemy internment specialist and features panelists whose Issei and Kibei fathers embodied the elements of the imprisoned alien population and, moreover, left legacies in historical prose and poetry of their ordeals in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Bismarck, North Dakota.

For a preview of this panel, an article authored by panelist Nobusuke Fukuda is available on-line.

Media
JANM_EnduringCommunities_20080705-alien-places-alien-people.mp3 (15.8 MB)