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Sam Mihara: Memories of Five Nisei at Campbell County Public Library

Sam Mihara, a second-generation Japanese American and former Boeing rocket scientist, is heading to the Fort Thomas Branch of the Campbell County Public Library to discuss America's Japanese internment camps during World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which allowed the forced relocation of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans, in February of 1942. Eighty years later, Mihara discusses his experience as a child in a California detention camp and Wyoming prison camp. The library says that Mihara's lecture — his first in Kentucky, although he has spoken across the globe — will "explore the cause for the forced removal of Japanese people from the West Coast; why Germans and Italians in the rest of the country were treated differently; the camp's conditions; what living there was like; lessons learned; and poses the question of if it can happen again." Free but registration/tickets required.

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