Sunday, April 21 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, April 22 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 23 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 24 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, April 25 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, April 26 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 27 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 28 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, April 29 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 30 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 1 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
During World War II 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the west coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced into a series of camps to live under armed guard. Japanese-American confinement was authorized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and supported by Congress and the Supreme Court. Authorities feared that Japanese residents were disloyal and might aid in a Japanese invasion of the United States. Japanese Americans contested these charges throughout the war and later sought formal redress.
In 1983, a bipartisan congressional committee concluded that confinement was based on war hysteria, failure of government and military leadership, and racism against those of Japanese ancestry. “The Tragedy of War” revisits the injustice of Japanese-American confinement by telling their stories and asking a question that resonates today: At what point should the rights of citizens be limited or denied to ensure our nation is secure?
This exhibit is on loan from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University.
Virginia Holocaust Museum
2000 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223