Japanese-American Wartime Experience Focus of Anaheim Public Library Exhibit
Internment photo collection, documentary, inspired by Anaheim High School graduate
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2015) – The Anaheim Public Library Foundation on Nov. 10 will unveil a digital photo collection and a screening of the Emmy Award-winning documentary “The Legacy of Heart Mountain,” inspired by photographs taken by Anaheim resident Frank C. Hirahara during his time at a northern Wyoming internment camp during World War II.
Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda, whose mother, Ruth Ikeda was interned, will be on hand for the documentary screening and photo exhibit. Ikeda was an Anaheim High School student when her family was sent to the Poston internment camp near Yuma, Ariz. Her future husband, Jack Matsuda, also was interned at the camp with his family. Continue reading