From Our Side of the Fence

December 6, 2012 by Admin

By Brian Komei Dempster

The video was produced for the presentation of the Nisei Voices Award for “From Our Side of the Fence” presented by the National Japanese American Historical Society in 2007.

In the aftermath of World War II, more than 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry – roughly two-thirds of whom were American citizens – were released from forced imprisonment in U.S. concentration camps. But released to return where, after being taken from their homes along the West Coast? When they were finally allowed to leave the internment camps, they faced a new challenge: How do you resume a life so interrupted.
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