SEDAI: The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project

Sharing the unique history and experiences of Canadians of Japanese ancestry

Keeping Warm in Winter
Keeping Warm in Winter

Discussion

  • Pat Thompson

    I grew up in Hope, B.C. And did not know anything about this internment camp until I was in my 20’s and living in Vancouver. I was 7 years old when the war was over ( born in 1938) and I went to school with lots of Japanese kids and no one ever said anything, not our fellow Japanese students and not any of our parents or any other adults. The adults may have been ashamed – they should have been. A very shameful time in the history or the U.S and Canada.

    • SEDAI

      Thanks for your comment, Pat! I think many of the evacuees still ponder over what their non-Japanese background friends, neighbours, coworkers, and other acquaintances thought of what was going on at that time, and how best to bring all Canadians into this discussion going forward. I appreciate the input!

      Elizabeth Fujita
      (Sedai Coordinator)

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