New Exhibit At Magic Valley Arts Council
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) "What If Heroes Were Not Welcomed Home" is a new exhibit on display at the Magic Valley Arts Council.
During World War II, Japanese Americans born and raised in America, served heroically with the United States Armed Forces.
At the same time, many of their family members were unjustly incarcerated in internment camps on American soil.
When these soldiers returned home at the end of the war, the welcome they received was anything but heroic.
Doctor Linda Tamura sought out to uncover the mistreatment of her family in Oregon.
Dr. Tamura says:
"My goal is that we'll examine what happened. We'll think about what occurred for Japanese Americans, what might we have done in those situations and then how can we make connections to incidents that we're facing right now."
The exhibit will be on display for the next two months and doctor Tamura's book can be purchased there as well.