From Confinement to College: Video Oral Histories of Japanese American Students in World War II

Photograph of a group of NISEI studentsVideo oral histories with Japanese Americans who were students during World War II and their first-hand accounts of being incarcerated and leaving internment camps to attend college. These interviews also document the impact that these students’ wartime experiences had on their later commitments to certain causes and organizations such as the NSRCF (Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund).

Interviews were conducted by the Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston, and the resulting material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Parks Service. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

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