Episode 1- “Chasing Normalcy: Relationship Dynamics in WWII Japanese-American Internment Camps” with Chelsea Kiefer

“Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A view at a dance given at camp #2 to celebrate the Harvest Festival, which was held at this camp on Thanksgiving day.”
WWII: Japanese-American Internment by Francis Stewart, 1942 (NARA)

In our first episode of Victor E. History, sophomore Chelsea Kiefer discusses her research on life in the Japanese-American internment camps and how that experience changed relationship dynamics.

You can find this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Buzzsprout, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Selected Bibliography:

Gruenewald, Mary Matsuda. Looking like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese-American Internment Camps. Troutdale, OR: NewSage Press, 2010.

Lange, Dorothea, Linda Gordon, and Gary Y. Okihiro. Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008.

Oppenheim, Joanne. Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration during World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference. New York: Scholastic Nonfiction, 2006.

https://www.densho.org/searching-for-lgbt-stories-in-japanese-american-incarceration-history/.

https://www.densho.org/sexual-violence-silence-japanese-american-incarceration.

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