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Author Naomi Hirahara Explores "Life After Manazanar" In A New Book

Jun 26, 2018

It’s been 76 years since Japanese immigrants and Americans were incarcerated, and sent to internment, also known today as concentration camps, during World War II. They were sent there by Executive Order 9066 from President Roosevelt. The action was under the pretense of defending national security on the West Coast. It wasn’t until the war’s end in 1945 that the government  began closing the camps. A new book co-written by Heather C. Lindquist and Edgar Award winning author Naomi Hirahara examines that period after the camp’s close, and before the redress in 1988, when the U.S. government issued an apology and reparations to surviving internees. That book, “Life After Manzanar” came out just this year, and one of the authors, Naomi Hirahara is with us to talk about it.