Coinciding with our book club selection, The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which deals with the Japanese-American Internment, Dr. David Sakura will tell of his experience as a third-generation Japanese-American: “World War II Internment of Japanese Americans: A Family’s Journey.” #BitterInjustice2022
Dr. Sakura and his family were part of the 110,000 Japanese Americans who faced internment after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Through his memories, father’s letters, and other archival material, Sakura will discuss his family’s experiences at an internment camp in Idaho. He will be interviewed by University of New Hampshire Professor Monica Chiu, who specializes in Asian American studies.
This event is part of Bitter Injustice: The Internment of Japanese Americans in World War II, a community-wide read project with 10 libraries, 2 high schools, and the Wright Museum. This project is made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at nhhumanities.org.