Alien Places and Alien People: Department of Justice Internment Camps During World War II
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.
- JANM_EnduringCommunities_20080705-alien-places-alien-people.mp3 (15.8 MB)