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The long journey home for the Murakami family

The Story

They were separated, removed from their home on Salt Spring Island and placed in separate internment camps. This CBC Television report tells the story of how the Murakami family struggled to find each other and their way back to their beloved home. What they find are painful memories, changed attitudes and some resentments that still linger.

Medium: Television
Program: Broadcast 1
Broadcast Date: March 21, 1997
Guest(s): Kimiko Okano Murakami, Mary Murakami Kitagawa
Reporter: Kelly McClughan
Duration: 9:15

Did You know?

• Members of the Chinese, German, Italian, and Ukrainian communities have also sought redress from the Canadian government for injustice. The Chinese Canadian National Council seeks restitution for the discriminatory Head Tax placed on Chinese immigrants until 1923. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress sought compensation for their internment during the First World War. The National Congress of Italian Canadians and the German Canadian Congress also sought redress for their internment during the Second World War.


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