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when: 06/04/2019 | 07.00 PM h - 08.00 PM h  
Event title The Wright Museum Education Programs
Where: Wright Museum - Wolfeboro
Category: Special
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Tuesday, June 4 from 7:00 – 8:00pm                

World War II Internment of Japanese Americans: A Family’s Journey

Presented by Dr. David Sakura


Shortly after the bombing Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 that led to the internment of over 110,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese nationals.  As a third generation Japanese American, David spent over two years behind barbed wire at the Minidoka Internment Camp in Idaho.  Based on his own remembrances along with his father’s personal letters and other archival material, he presents a highly personalized account of his family’s internment, as well as some personal insights gained from these experiences.  


NH resident David Sakura is a third generation Japanese-American (Sansei). David’s family, along with 40 other Japanese families, lived in Eatonville WA. Shortly after the outbreak of WW II, David’s family was transported under military guard to a temporary detention camp. Eventually  they were shipped to a permanent internment camp in Idaho. While interned, David’s father and three uncles served with the all Japanese-American 442 Regimental Combat Team, one of the most decorated units in U.S. military history. By using excerpts from his father’s letters and 8 mm film from his pre-WW II childhood, David will offer a highly personal account of his family’s internment experiences. Sakura holds a Ph.D in Biochemistry and a MPH from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.



Admission is $8.00 per person for non-members and free for Wright Museum members, unless otherwise noted. Because of limited seating, we strongly encourage you to make reservations by calling 603-569-1212. If you reserve seating and find you cannot attend, please let us know so that we may assign that seating to others.


Most programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and take place at the Museum, unless noted otherwise. The Museum's doors open one hour before the program begins. Please check our website,, for cancellations because of unforeseen circumstances.



**Please note that a number of programs will be held in the Wolfeboro Town Hall’s Great Hall, doors open 30 minutes before programs at the Great Hall begin. 



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City Wolfeboro
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