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Sam Mihara Lecture: A Personal Account of Japanese American Imprisonment

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To commemorate the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which forced Japanese Americans in the West into prison camps, the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center was honored to host Sam Mihara. A second-generation Japanese American, Sam was 9 years old when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entered WWII. Sam and his family were forced from their home by armed military guards and relocated to the Heart Mountain prison camp in desolate northern Wyoming where they lived in one small room for three years.