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From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in WWII CURRENT EXHIBIT
From Barbed Wire to Battlefields:
Japanese American Experiences in WWII

March 15, 2014 – October 12, 2014


Would you dare to defend your nation while others like you, possibly even your own family, are confined behind barbed wire within that same nation for reasons of ancestry alone? More than 33,000 Japanese Americans did just that. A new special exhibit at The National WWII Museum will showcases some of their stories.

From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in WWII, on view in the Joe W. and D. D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery, includes artifacts, oral histories and stark images depicting the hardships faced by those Americans of Japanese ancestry suspected of sympathizing with the enemy and discriminated against because of their heritage. The exhibit also honors the heroics of those Japanese Americans who overcame adversity and helped to secure American victory on the battlefields.

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August 31, 2014
Sunday Swing featuring the Victory Big Band
Dance lessons, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Live music, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

September 3, 2014
Lunchbox Lecture
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
George Cholewczynski presents "The 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden"

September 3, 2014
White Glove Wednesdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

September 4, 2014
Special Presentation
Hiroko Kusuda presents "Challenging Internment"
6:00 pm ‐ 7:00 pm

September 10, 2014
"America's Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters"
11:45 am buffet seating
Stage Door Canteen

September 10, 2014
White Glove Wednesdays
9:00 am ‐ 12:00 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

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