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Justice Interrupted: Henry and Jan Kumasaka


In 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which laid the groundwork for the wrongful internment of countless Japanese-American citizens. The parishioners of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Seattle, a historically Japanese-American parish, were taken from their homes and placed in internment camps.

In this first installment of interviews with parishioners from St. Peter, Seattle, Henry and Jan Kumasaka share their experiences as children in the internment camps.