According to the University of California, more than 60 percent of those incarcerated were American citizens, many were long-term U.S. residents and none were ever found guilty of espionage or sabotage.
Dr. Harald Y. Arai was one of those placed in a camp with his family. He will be a The Mercantile Library Thursday to discuss his experience in the camp with a “focus on the strength and perseverance exhibited by the detainees.”
6:30 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. program Thursday. Free admission; RSVP required. The Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut St., #1100, Downtown, mercantilelibrary.com.