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California of the Past - Stories of Japanese American Internment

On Sunday, April 10, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., the San Leandro Main Library, in partnership with the Eden Japanese American Community Center, will screen California of the Past – compelling, personal stories of Japanese American internment during WWII.

The California of the Past – Stories of Japanese American Internment  videos present a vivid picture of how government action affected the lives of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans. Included are stories of mass relocation to the Assembly Centers, a young girl's experience as a nurse’s aide, and a young son’s memory of his father’s carvings made in camp that years later were displayed at the Smithsonian Institute. Also included are a mother-daughter memory piece by Kathryn and Karen Korematsu about their husband and father, Fred T Korematsu and a story by local cartoonist Jack Matsuoka. 

The event will be held at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue. Free tickets are available at the San Leandro Main Library Information Desk. For additional event information: 577-3991 or asilveira@sanleandro.org.

The California of the Past project is partially funded by Federal Library Services and Technology funds administered by the California State Library.

Photo Credit: Manzanar Relocation Center California. Photo by Ansel Adams courtesy Library of Congress.