From Barbed Wire to Battlefields

During WWII, individuals of Japanese ancestry in the United States, predominantly American citizens, had their lives turned upside down. They were seen by many as the enemy, their loyalty to the nation was questioned and their basic rights were stripped as nearly 120,000 men, women and even children were confined in camps for years, without benefit of trial. Despite this treatment, 33,000 Japanese Americans served their country in Europe and the Pacific, earning numerous honors. The effects of these wartime experiences serve as a lasting reminder to the nation and the entire world of the often-fragile nature of a country’s principles in the face of war.


On display March 15 - October 12, 2014 at The National WWII Museum.
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This exhibit has been made possible through a gift from The Annenberg Foundation

With additional support from the Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation