Sutra and Bible

Sutra and Bible

Sutra and Bible: Faith and the Japanese American World War II Incarceration

February 26 – November 27, 2022

From the confines of concentration camps and locales under martial law to the battlegrounds of Europe, Japanese Americans drew on their faith to survive forced removal, indefinite incarceration, unjust deportation, family separation, and war combat at a time when their race and religion were seen as threats to national security. Sutra and Bible explores the role that religion played in saving the exiled Japanese American community from despair.

For more information about the exhibition and related programs, please visit janm.org/sutra-and-bible.