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Prisoners and Patriots: The Untold Story of Japanese Internment in Santa Fe”

Neil Simon, producer, spent nearly five years bringing to light this important piece of U.S. History that shares the stories of 4,555 Japanese men held in a Department of Justice Incarceration Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during World War II. This 91 minutes documentary is based on exclusive interviews in California, Oregon and Hawaii with the camp’s last living survivors. Most of the men, held in the center from 1942 to six months after war’s end, were community leaders, teachers, Buddhist ministers and others who the government feared would rally and organize the Japanese community.

2012 NCTOR

Saturday, February 18, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at the Secretary of State’s Auditorium, 1500 11th Street, Sacramento, CA (free Museum parking across the street, north of the building)

Donation:  $15.00/person for adults, $10.00 for students over 18, and FREE for students under 18.  For additional information: www.nctor.org or Sacramento: (916) 427-2841, or 447-0231, Lodi: (209) 478-2499, and Placer County: (916) 508-6587.

“Time of Remembrance Discovery Program: The Japanese American Experience”, is a multi-media educational program where students learn about the Japanese American experience during World War II from those who lived it.  This powerful program includes a walk through a re-creation of an incarceration camp barrack, see the replica guard tower and hear personal stories from volunteers of Japanese ancestry.  For eight weeks, students from throughout Northern California explore concepts such as citizenship, constitutionality, and redress.

STUDENT EDUCATION PROGRAM:  January 30 – March 23, 2012, California Museum for History, Women and the Arts, 10th and O Streets, Sacramento, CA.

For information or to schedule student group’s contact:  Shelly Heyes or Bernadette Montez at 916-654-1729 or[email protected]

The NCTOR and its educational partners, California Museum for History, Women and the Arts, Elk Grove Unified School District, and the California State University, Sacramento, Library, Special Collections, plan these activities in remembrance of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which suspended due process and resulted in the unjust incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into America’s concentration centers during World War II.


Click here to download the event’s flyer (PDF).