Item # 041942.
Silent Sacrifice: Stories of Japanese American Incarceration (DVD)
Produced by Valley Public Television.
This documentary shares the experiences of Japanese Americans who were living in the San Joaquin Valley prior to Executive Order 9066. Interviewees discuss what drew them to the area, the businesses and farms their families established, and both the discrimination many faced in their adopted land as well as the friendships they formed. They experienced the tragic exodus to the assembly centers where their lives changed forever. Life in the assembly centers and concentration camps is revealed through first-hand accounts by former internees and their descendants, relatives and friends, art, letters, music, sports, clothing and more.
Running time: 120 min.