Japanese internment camp survivor John Ochi will talk about his experiences during WWII.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government interned over 110,000 Japanese- Americans without due process. Whole communities were rounded up and sent to camps, sometimes just clapboard shelters or converted stables. Families were forced to abandon their businesses, communities, property and homes. More than two thirds of those interned were citizens born in the United States.
Mr. Ochi’s talk is part of the library’s Living History Series, featuring talks by presentations who were a part of some of the 20th Century’s most pivotal events.
Call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 or stop by the Information Desk to register. This free program will be held in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room and is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.