Donna Nagata, Professor of Psychology

Intergenerational Impacts of the World War II Japanese Amerian Incarceration

Abstract: Following the Japanese military attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. government ordered 120,000 Japanese American men, women, and children into incarceration camps. This presentation addresses the intergenerational impacts of this World War II event. Framing the incarceration as a racial, historical, and cultural trauma, the talk describes psychosocial reverberations of unjust incarceration for Japanese Americans that extended long after the war ended, leading to a range of impacts on those who were incarcerated and their post-war offspring.

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