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Joy Kogawa's internment experience

As Canadian soldiers were fighting overseas in the name of democracy, at home the federal government was staging the largest mass exodus in Canadian history. During the Second World War, roughly 22,000 Japanese Canadians were forcibly evacuated from the west coast and resettled in other parts of the country. Their struggle continued after the war as they fought for an apology and redress for their loss. CBC Television and Radio covered the crucial issues in their journey from relocation to redress.

Two authors with entries in the new book Too Young to Fight: Memories From Our Youth During World War II, recount their stories.  Joy Kogawa remembers the positives and negatives of living in an internment camp.  Monica Hughes speaks of her experience as a British teenager sent to live in Scotland


Medium: Television
Program: Midday
Broadcast Date: Nov. 11, 1999
Guests: Monica Hughes, Joy Kogawa
Host: Brent Bambury, Tina Srebotnjak
Duration: 7:45

Last updated: September 30, 2013

Page consulted on September 30, 2013

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